What The Warm Weather Means For Your Yard

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

This has been the 4th warmest winter on record, that’s what the government says.

With the warm temperature come new questions about caring for trees and lawns and when to start.

Serena Davis says she's stocking up on pots, soil, and mulch for her garden.

“I am very excited. I've been out in the yard for the past couple of weeks getting everything ready to go."

With such a mild winter, the spring weather is starting about two weeks earlier than normal.

So what does that mean for your yard?

Scott Evans works at Mulhall’s nursery and says as far as your grass goes there's no need to put down any weed protector until the middle of April.

“The best thing people could be doing out there is raking up any debris from winter, cleaning up the lawn.”

As far as your annual plants go like kale and pansies the soil temperature is still too cold to put them in the ground so you shouldn't pot them until mid April.

Matt Kelly with Omaha Tree Service says it's important to be proactive with your trees and keep them trimmed.

Evans says with trees starting to bloom, mother nature still may bring us a frost or two, but Evans says the trees will be fine.

“They just may lose their flowers if we do get a hard frost or freeze. But other than that there's not much else we can do."


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