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FORTY-FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) With weeks of rain in the rear view mirror and summer right around the corner what should you be doing now to get your yard in tip top shape?  Eyewitness News Reporter Dave Caulfield went digging for answers this morning–and has more..
 

Complicated by rain, cutting your grass has been a challenging and relatively uncommon task in recent weeks.
With the wet ground–as your moving your mower…
 

“Keep the deck of the mower higher, because they don’t want to cut off too much of the grass tips at one time.” Said Ed Kopec the Owner of Edward’s Garden Center
 
Ed Kopec, the owner of “Edwards Garden Center” in Forty Fort, says you should make sure your blades are sharp so your cuts are clean.
Along with the wet weather–comes lots of weeds–which you can take care of as your mowing.
 
“Have a little bottle of weed spray killer with you, stop the mower for a second, zap it, and move on.”
 Gardening experts say you can also add aquatic plants to help the ecosystem and add beauty to the scene. 


“Most of the people are going to plant their landscapes now because the colder temperatures aren’t going to be an issue.” Said Diane Donnelly of Edward’s Garden Center
 
As warmer weather arrives this week, flower season is in full swing. Diane Donnelly shows us how popular plants can be combined in pots and in memorial logs.
 
“They pretty much last all summer. They are very drought tolerant and easy to maintain.”
 
And don’t put off perfecting your pond. Algae loves to ruin the party this time of year.
 
“It’s important now to add the algae type product just to get in front of that.” added Nick Kelly, Edward’s Garden Center
 

Making the outdoors–yours—no matter what part of the yard you’re in.
 

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