Remember Yard Work?

Remember Yard Work?
Remember Yard Work?

Depending on where you live, you are either still plowing snow, or looking forward to the first early shoots of green in your lawn. So it wouldn’t hurt to pull your nose out of the oh-so-enticing vacation and garden catalogues and take a critical look outside at the lawn and garden.

Let’s start off easy—make a point to pick up any limbs, twigs, and leaves that have fallen or blown in. Start developing a plan of attack for lawn and garden work, but for now, consider cleaning and sanitizing all your garden tools like trowels and clippers with rubbing alcohol or a weak water/bleach mix. Remove any rust.

Check the condition of your greenhouse (if you have one), noting “dead-air” spots where humidity and condensation occurred, which could lead to mold or mildew. The fix for this? Plug in a simple fan to dry the area and create some horizontal air flow, but keep the speed on low; it won’t need much air movement.

For those cold nights
Many greenhouses need a heating boost in the coldest months. BioGreen electric heaters are perfect for providing dependable and affordable heat for greenhouses. The 1,500-watt, 5,118 BTU BioGreen Palma heater easily keeps 120 square feet warm for plants of all types.

This floor-standing heater has a high-circulation fan that helps keep mold from forming on plants. The heater casing is made from stainless steel, and the unit is engineered in Germany for energy efficiency and years of worry-free use. The BioGreen Palma heater sells for about $119 on The BioGreen Phoenix heater is designed to heat larger greenhouses. For more information visit

How’s your driving?
On your driveway that is. With freezing and frost soon to be behind us, cast a critical eye on your driveway and formulate a plan to deal with those bumps, ruts, and potholes that have developed.