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Tips to prepare for the gardening season

Have you tiptoeing through the tulips? Stopped to smell the roses– well wait, we are not quite there yet to take in the gives off the roses in flower, but the hyacinth (Hyacinthus spp.), sweet shrub (Lindera benzoin), grape hyacinth (Muscari spp.), and daffodils (Narcissus spp.) are flowering and their scents are filling the air.

With spring weather condition comes high expectations, including completely pruned plants, luscious landscapes that next-door neighbors covet, weed-free gardens, and wildlife visitors that only pass through for your watching satisfaction, without picking your landscape as their personal all-you-can-eat buffet.

Just because nature remains in full-swing, do not simply jump right in and past due early. Start sluggish and make certain to extend, rest the muscles frequently and consume plenty of fluids.

Earlier this year, OSU Extension in Lucas County hosted a Lunch and Discover at Toledo Botanical Garden. The speaker provided a session about wise gardening strategies for those that are gardening with physical limitations, including chronic pain or an impairment. Participants got a FactSheet that I thought everyone needs to understand and check out over. There are useful hints for all gardeners. Read More


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