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Tips for spring gardening in winter weather

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By: Jenn Schanz

It's almost may, but dismal winter weather has many shying away from grabbing their gardening gloves.

Andy Campbell of Campbell's nursery urges reluctant gardeners to prep their gardens by trimming and mulching while we wait for spring to arrive.

"It's a great time to prep for spring, get everything set," he says. "Tilling up those gardens, compost and peat moss into those areas, plenty of perfect time to do that, and plenty of time to do it before...before spring really actually shows up on things."

Campbell says planting cool season crops, pansies, trees or shrubs is a safe bet even in this weather. By mother's day, the ground should be safe for all seeds, including perennials.

"I keep telling people that mother nature will arrive, she will bring spring to us, she just hasn't done it quite yet," he says.

If you've already put some grass seed down on your lawn, Campbell says be patient.

Until it gets warmer, that seed isn't going to do much.  


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