Leaping Into Spring at Your Greenville NC Home
On February 29th we experience an extra day in our calendar, an event that occurs in a Leap Year. This “once-every-four-years” term describes a year containing one additional day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting an additional day into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is common year. So now you know…and are you ready to leap into spring at your Greenville NC home. How? Read on for some suggestions….
- Bulbs. Pre-planted bulb pots are available in the grocery stores now. Pick up a few pots and brighten up your Greenville NC home. Or, if you are ambitious, carefully dig up and pot the bulbs that are just emerging in your yard. Be sure to leave a good amount of soil around them when you dig them up. Keep the pots cool, slightly moist, and out of direct sunlight to enjoy the longest flower show.
- Houseplants. Treat them to a shower in your sink and re-pot ones that are in need!
- How about adding some new scented houseplants to the collection in your Greenville NC home? Hoya is an old-fashioned plant that’s making a comeback and doesn’t need a lot of sun. If you have a nice sunny spot, Sweet Bay, Cuban Oregano, Eucalyptus and Scented Geraniums are all great choices.
- Deadhead camellia blossoms and pick up fallen blossoms to prevent disease.
- Prune roses and deciduous fruit trees. Spray them with horticultural oil to prevent insect problems in the future.
- Prune evergreens and liriope and continue doing so through April.
- Do NOT prune spring blooming (flowering) plants! Wait until after bloom is over.
- Tools: Clean and fix them now! Sharpen lawnmower blades, change the oil, and clean or replace the filter. Clean pruner blades with rubbing alcohol. Oil hinges.
- Now is a great time to design and plan the spring and summer plantings for your Greenville NC home. Think about adding some vegetables for you and a row for a food bank.
Ready? Get set and LEAP into spring!
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