Get the most out of spring!

Mar 07, 2022


Spring is just around the corner, and the temperatures are already beginning to rise. There are many outdoor projects that accumulate throughout winter that beg for your attention when spring arrives, and daylight savings time gives you some extra daylight to work.
 
Home improvement, mowing and bush hogging, and gardening are just a few projects that will soon encompass much of your spare time. A little planning goes a long way in increasing productivity and reducing stress. After all, spring should be a time of soaking up the sunshine and enjoying nature, all while knocking out that to-do list.
 
Follow these simple tips to make the season smoother and more fruitful:
 
  1. Plan your projects
Put together a list of projects that you want to accomplish this spring and outline any details that will help make your time more efficient. For example, are you getting ready to start a garden? Take time now to decide which plants you want to grow, whether you want to plant in the ground or use raised beds, and where each type of plant should be grown to give them ample room to thrive.
 
  1. Collect your supplies
Stocking up your supplies before the season begins can ensure you don’t waste time by starting a project you are unprepared for. Pick up and organize your tool shed to see exactly what you have and what you are missing. Do you need to replace that ladder your neighbor never returned? Did your box of nails rust over? Now is the time to look over the list you just created and make sure you have all the necessary supplies.
 
  1. Prepare your tools and equipment
Take these last days of winter to sharpen your blades, oil the hinges, and replace old and unusable tools. Don’t wait for your yard to become overgrown before checking to see if your lawn mower and bush hog are properly running. Especially with today’s supply issues, it is wise to test your equipment in advance in case you need to replace any parts. Many of your local Co-ops have small engine repair shops that can assist in any maintenance work needed.
 
  1. Ask for help
Don’t be scared to get advice from those who are experienced in the project area you are undertaking. Most people enjoy helping others and would be happy to offer a few tips of the trade. The team of experts at your local Co-op are well-qualified to answer any questions you have regarding your farm or garden activities and are eager to see you succeed. Don’t hesitate to reach out!
 
These simple preparation tips are not rocket science, but they can save you loads of time later in the season if you take the time to do them now. Your local Co-op carries supplies and tools for all types of outdoor projects from home improvement to farm maintenance, so stop by the store today to prepare for spring!

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