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Mother Nature Has Her Own Schedule

What a weird spring we’ve had. April gave us a few promising, warm days and we were even in the 80’s one weekend. Since then it’s been a mix of snow, rain (and rain and rain and rain), sun, clouds, wind and heat. With these past summerlike days behind us, I think we’re in the clear for at least a few more days of spring.
Although the calendar says otherwise, it’s not too late to get moving on spring projects. In your garden, you can still get seedlings in the ground. Veggies, perennials and natives will respond well to this better weather, and you’ll be all caught up in no time. Get your rain barrels hooked up (and make sure the spigots are closed!) to take advantage of the coming rainy days. It’s not too late to start composting. We really haven’t had enough warm weather to get our compost heated up. So get to it!
Now that the thermometer looks a bit more promising, you can get temperature-sensitive projects done like paint stripping, furniture refinishing, and painting. It’s warm enough–but not too warm–for spray foam insulating. This is also a good time to get waterproofing finishes on your fence, outdoor furniture, deck, etc.
Since I have my garden planted and my 5 month-old son has command of the rest of my free time, I’ll be living vicariously through my customers’ home projects this summer. We have one, small insulating & painting job, but aside from that I’m free. So if you have plans for any projects, let me enjoy them from the sidelines!

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