How to Tips for Home & Garden
This video was broadcast during an early spring cold snap so Pat described the difference between frost and freeze. Frost temperatures are in the high 30s. To protect tender plants and blossoms, cover them with frost cloth - a lightweight spun fabric that can be purchased at garden centers or bed sheets.
Freezing temperatures are when the air drops to 32 degrees or below. To protect the tender plants, create a teepee with stakes & cover it with cloth sheeting. You can use plastic but be careful not to touch the plant (the plastic conducts the cold). Put mulch around the edges. The teepee will trap the warmth from the ground and protect the plant.
Mid March is a great time to seed your lawn. The soil temperature is approaching the 50-60 degree germination temperature and spring rains provide the needed moisture for seed to survive and grow. First agitate the soil before spreading seed and work in a little grass-starter fertilizer.
- Some of the grass seed mixes have a moisture-guard coating that helps keep them moist. It is critical to keep germinated seed damp .
- Dense shade mix is good for shady locations but still requires at least 3 hours of sun each day.
- Kentucky Bluegrass is considered a premium turf grass. It is typically more expensive but is a good value because it has 3 to 4 times more seeds per pound than other varieties.
- Some patch products such as Scott's EZ Seed Patch & Repair contain everything you need in one bag - a slow release fertilizer and absorbent growing material mixed with the seed.
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