Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The (Hopefully) Last Snow of Winter
The pachysandra are harboring what is, hopefully, the last of the winter snow. Those few little patches, more ice than snow now, are all that remain of last week's little surprise.
The snow does act as a reminder - stay off the lawn. Until the ground firms up from all of the melting last week, walking on it feels like walking on a wet sponge - and every footstep just compresses the ground making it impossible for new grass to grow in the yard.
So if you aren't aware of this little 'stay off the grass until the ground firms up' rule, you'll end up with footprints of dead grass going right across your lawn.
Not that that ever happened to me. Nope. I deny it. Never happened...