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Y is for Yardwork

Yowie! Spring yard chores are calling. Bulb flowers are blooming. Perennials are popping up all over, and it’s almost time to plant those annuals. And what about those weeds?

Is your yard ready for the spring season?

Check out these helpful gardening and landscaping tips, published by a virtual neighborhood of web writers. 

Safety Tips for Yard Work – Tammy Lee Morris
Don't be a doofus! Play it safe while doing work in your yard. Don't wear flip flops while using the weed trimmer. Here are some more helpful yard-work safety tips.

Neighborhood Yard Contest: Keeping Your Lawn and House Presentable – Bridget Ilene Delaney
During the months of enjoyable weather, people who enjoy gardening may like to have and enter neighborhood yard contests. Here are tips on what needs to be done in order to meet the judges' criteria for a good lawn.

Build a Rock Stream in Your Yard for Beauty and Weed Control – Don Simkovich
River rocks, laid out in an attractive pattern, can enhance a front yard and act as a barrier to the spread of weeds.

Five Cheap Springtime Yard Projects – Emma Salk
Tired of looking at the same ol' boring yard? Wish you had the money to spruce it up but there's simply no sign of that on the horizon? You don't have to have a lot of money to create new and exciting things for your yard!

Gardening: Cultivating to Control Weeds – Linda Ann Nickerson
Planning for flowerbeds and other landscaping can pay off in the long run. Cultivating your garden areas in advance will provide ideal environments for your flowers, vegetables, shrubs and other desirable vegetation.

Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Yard – Amy Brantley
A few simple landscaping tips will transform your yard from average to beautiful. Not only are these tips easy, but they are very relaxing as well. So what are you waiting for? Help bring spring to your yard this year.

Why Do Middle Aged Men Wear Black Socks and Shorts While Mowing the Yard? – Rodney Southern
Why do middle aged men wear black socks and shorts while mowing their yard? This question is one that has puzzled wives, sons, and daughters for decades.

Gardening with Children: Growing Green Thumbs – Linda Ann Nickerson
Where does a love of gardening begin? Kids love bright flowers, and they adore digging in dirt! Who knows what they might find living under the dirt in a planting bed or window-box? Hands-on practice can sow seeds of interest that last a lifetime.

Landscaping Ideas for a Very Small Yard – Crystal Ray
The following ideas for landscaping a very small yard will help you create an outdoor haven where you'll be able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Grab your garden gloves and a trowel, and dig into spring gardening!
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  1. I actually forgot that I'd written that piece LOL Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for including my landscaping article. I appreciate it very much!

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  4. Great resources! I'm hoping to have my own yard soon :)



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