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Expert Tips for a Healthy Lawn and Garden

Expert Tips for a Healthy Lawn and Garden



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Dina Freedman ReportingIt was cold today, but it certainly is springtime and time to think about the plants around your lawn.

Expert Tips for a Healthy Lawn and Garden

Your grass is stressed if you step on it and it's wilted and doesn't bounce back.

It may be cold outside, but this is actually the right time of year to plant just about anything, including trees.

If you are ready to fertilize, just follow the directions on your product.

"Now is the best time to prune [trees], so you want to prune them," says Smith. "Do most of the pruning before they get their leaves on/ That will stress them out less. You can take up to one-third of the branches out per pruning per year," says Smith.

Expert Tips for a Healthy Lawn and Garden

Some flowers have already bloomed this spring, and they are now dying, like the daffodils. With these you just want to cut off the tops and then wait a little longer until the tips of the leaves begin to dry out. Cut the plant to the bottom, and they should be good until next year.

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