Every spring, people come into the store with a common problem. That problem is that things just don’t want to grow in their yard.
We haven’t had the big snowstorm yet, and there is still time to do some of the outdoor work. Yes, it may be cold, but things need to get done.
Technically it is still fall, but winter has set itself up in our neck of the woods. We may not have gotten any real accumulation of snow, but the cold and wind makes it feel like winter.
I think that we have had enough rain to help our shrubs get through the dry winds of winter. Yet the little voice in my head says that it has been a weird weather year.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and now people turn to holiday decorating. There has been a lot of news coverage concerning a shortage of Christmas trees and wreaths.
As I write this column, the weather forecast is for a frigid Thanksgiving Day. If you were waiting for the ground to freeze before you put the winter layer of mulch on your gardens, the wait is over.
According to news reports, this fall is in third place for the most rain during the fall. I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember it raining this much in any other fall season.
Once we had to turn the clocks back an hour, it was odd to see it dark by 4:45 in the afternoon. What this means for your yard work is that you have to start earlier in the day to get all your chores done. Let me remind you of a few that you need to do.
All the wind on this past Saturday did a pretty good job of knocking the leaves off the trees. Soon we will be hearing the sound of leaf blowers doing their job of piling up all of those leaves. Blisters on our hands are sure to follow because there are always a few leaves that need to be raked up.
I would guess that everyone has had a killing frost in his or her yard by this time of the year. The plants may have stopped growing but there are still things to do in the yard and gardens.