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It's early March and we have color in the landscape! It's a bit early but I'm not complaining. It's great to see. Yesterday I noticed Daphne at a new site. Its fragrance is stunning; something like lilac on steroids. I'm always tempted to steal a flower head and smell it all the way home. What color do you have in your garden?
Lawn aeration in spring is the one crucial thing you should do for your lawn, if you don't do anything else to it. Briefly, punching holes into your lawn allows more air and water to reach the grass root zone, thus leading to a healthier lawn. Some lawns are also aerated in the fall. Leave the core plugs on the lawn to disintegrate. Also consider lime application to -hopefully- lower the soil acidity.
Hand aerators can be used for hard to access lawn sections or on small lawns where machine rental wouldn't make sense.
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Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLT
Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist and ISA certified arborist