Last week we talked about what happens when we dig in soil that is too wet. The warmer temperatures of the past few days, along with the wind, have done a great deal to dry out the excess moisture. But before you start digging, please take a moment to firmly squeeze a handful of your soil. If you get a nicely formed solid ball of soil, it’s still too wet. Try the test again in a day or two. When you get a handful of soil that forms loose, moist clumps which crumble with pressure, you’re ready to start digging. Remember, if you are digging a hole to plant a tree or shrub, call Diggers Hotline first at 1-800-242-8511.
During the day or two you are waiting for your soil to dry out, take a trip to America’s Best Flowers to see what new and delightful plants await you. We have received several shipments of great looking trees and shrubs this week. Our staff will be happy to help you pick out the perfect one for your yard.