First Day of Spring, but don't plant flowers just yet

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty, LLC GA # 203823


So Spring is finally here. The Daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining in Atlanta, well at leat for today. I heard yesterday on the radio that Atlanta has had one of the worst winters in the country coming in at number 8. 

But hold on, before you rush out to buy bedding plants consider this, today is forecast to be a balmy 72 degrees today, but Monday is going to be back to rain and a cool 45 degrees.  I have heard it said "Do not plant outdoors until after Easter", many a year we have filled all of our planters with pretty flowers only to be hit by a late frost, end result being our flowers all died.

In stead if you feel like playing in the dirt today, how about aerating your lawn? There are 2 ways of doing this, the hard way and the easy way.


Hard way... Yes can you do it!! On the upside you get a great workout and buns of steel, imagine spending hours traipsing up and down in these wonders, are they kidding me, who on earth comes up with these ideas?

shoe aerator

My preference would be to hire a lawn care expert, or rent an aerator from your local hardware store.

And don't forget, for a lush green lawn put on a pre-emergent, Weed and Feed in other words. The pre-emergent stops the weeds from germinating and establishing in your lawn.

So if you can contain your enthusiasm for a couple of weeks, Spring really should be here, (well at least in Atlanta), in about 2 more weeks.

Posted by


Alison Scott 770-755-4060

Comments (5)

David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

Good tips.  I can't say I'm happy that the weather is going to revert back to rain and cold, but atleast spring seems to be coming on pretty quickly.

Mar 20, 2010 03:36 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good advice!    I know the calendar says "official Spring", but there are usually lots of surprises, all over the continent, between now and end of April!     In my area, one is advised to wait till mid-May to plant out.

Mar 20, 2010 03:39 AM
Mike Wilbur
Guild Mortgage Company and Oregon Homes For Heroes - Salem, OR

Just seeing your photo sitting in the boat madt me decide to brealk mine out.  I'm  headed to tthe river today for a cruise.  The flowers and yard can definitely wait!

Mar 20, 2010 04:37 AM
Alison Scott
eXp Realty, LLC - Suwanee, GA
Residential real estate sales

David, I moved to Atlanta 25 yrs ago for warmer weather!! Thanks for reading.

Mar 20, 2010 04:56 AM
Alison Scott
eXp Realty, LLC - Suwanee, GA
Residential real estate sales

Mike, I am jealous, I would love to be on the lake today, but I bet it is really busy. Instead I am off to do a BPO, gotta make a living somehow.

Mar 20, 2010 04:58 AM