The Sun Returns
Thursday, March 20th will mark the Spring Equinox, when the plane of Earth's equator passes the center
of the Sun. At this time, the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun.
For many Canadians, this is a welcome event. Before long, the snow will start to clear and the ground will begin to thaw. Once this happens, it's time to get outside and prepare the garden. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your yard for spring.
First, start by raking up any remaining leaves and twigs. You'll want to rake clear of flowerbed and vegetable patches. Collect all the debris into several small piles as you go.
Next, you'll want to remove broken branches from shrubs, bushes and trees. Some plants are better to be pruned in the spring, so check with your local garden centre if you have any questions.
To finish up, you'll want to give your lawn a good raking. This is the time to remove dead clumps of grass or moss and plant new seed.
Finally, try to plan your clean up to coincide with recycling pick up. Many towns and cities schedule extra pick up during the spring.
Now that you're done,
it's like working with a
fresh canvas - this is
the real reward of a
spring clean up.