Finally, the snow receded enough that we can walk in part of our yard. Like a shadow lifting, it exposed one corner of earth, then peeled away a bit more each day since Sunday.
Crocus and daffodil leaves have emerged from the brown, matted leaves – oh glorious day. Snowdrops were seen in a friend’s yard March 28. More minor bulbs will mesmerize soon.
In spite of our anxiousness to get in the garden, be smart about what to do when.
Avoid walking on soggy soil or turning it over when wet. This compacts it, damaging soil structure. Wait until it has dried enough to crumble in your hand.
First, focus on these tasks: