Recent rain is testing gardeners' patience, but experts say that's exactly what you need right now.
Messing with the soil while your garden is draining could hurt your flowers. Garden experts like Leonard Perry with the UVM Extension say soil with rich organic matter will drain faster and that mulch can help keep the soil intact.
The cool, damp air has lawns growing out of control, but an early deep cut will stress the grass.
"Mow very high, as high as you can, then come back maybe a couple days later and you don't want to cut off ideally more than a third or a half of the grass at any one time, but sometimes you have to," Perry says. "But keep it at maybe three inches high -- maybe two and a half to three inches high is a good height for mowing."
The good news is, it looks like you'll be able to get out there just in time for Father's Day.
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