April snow

April Snow

April Snow

April Snow?  Are you kidding?  We had a pretty. mild winter and not much snowfall, but it seems Mother Nature is making up for that.  It’s hard to believe it’s April 4th and Spring is here.  April showers are supposed to bring Spring Flowers not snow.  The daffodils and crocuses are already up and are now covered with snow.  The Southcoast is predicted to get 2-4 inches of snow before everything is all said and done later tonight.  The temperatures are expected to dip low tonight and it doesn’t look like we are going to warm up until Wednesday.

Hopefully the flowers can withstand the cold and snow until it melts and stays away until next winter.  Winter is sure packing a last punch.

Even though it may not seem like it right now, once the snow departs, it’s a great time to start cleaning up the yard and getting it ready for spring.  Raking up all the winter branches and leftover leaves is a great start as well as raking out and cleaning up the flowerbeds of all debris.  It’s a good time to spread some fertilizer on the lawn as well as the flowerbeds and spray some dormant oil spray on any fruit trees to keep away the insects and disease.

It’s a little early to start the garden outside but starting seeds indoors or in a greenhouse can get you ready for planting.   Tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and other greens started by seeds take awhile to grow.  Starting them early will mean the plants will be ready to transplant into the garden when the weather is warmer.  Lots of vegetables can be started early from seeds indoors and transplanted into the garden in June.  The other alternative is to buy the plants from your local nursery when you are ready to start your garden.

It may not seem it today, but warmer weather is around the corner and this snowy day will be nothing but history.  Just hang in there and try to enjoy the last hurrah of winter.

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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on April 4, 2016.