Backyard Safety

As summer quickly approaches, now is the time to freshen up on some backyard safety tips. Whether you have a backyard, gated entrance or front porch, it is wise to make sure you and your family are secure and safe every season! Locking pet doors at night to thwart unwanted animals from your home is a wise move if you have younger children in the home and reside in areas with coyotes. Putting gates around pool or bodies of water is a must to prevent young children or pets from falling into the water while unattended.

Have you noticed new plant life in your garden? Make sure your yard is free of any poisonous plants that can be consumed or cause skin irritation. Before cleaning up or mowing lawns, ensure rocks and debris are free from the area to avoid unnecessary injuries. Springtime brings new life to yards and extends your outdoor time but make sure to safely store chemicals and fertilizer out of reach of children. Notice dips in concrete and warped wood floors outside? Take time to level these areas in the hope of preventing potential tripping or personal injury.

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Spring Gardening Ideas

As we are springing forward into the new season, so should our gardens! Now is the time to eliminate the signs of winter and revitalize your shrubs! Channel your green thumbs by cleaning out your gardens and planters of dead leaves and debris (and potentially snow). Try trimming old plants to promote new growth for the upcoming warmer season. Rejuvenate your lawn with seeds/fertilizer and fix surrounding fences and gates.

Are you looking to add new life to barren yards? Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips, Roses, Cherry Blossoms and Fruit Trees are perfect to plant during the month of March. Vegetables such as Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Spinach, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Squash and Tomatoes are other options to start planting this season! Happy Spring to you and may your gardens be bountiful this year!

Do you have any gardening tips and tricks for us? Please share them in the comments below!