10 tasks for spring yard cleanup, April happenings

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 2, 2018

April quote

The wild and windy March once more
Has shut his gates of sleet,
And given us back the April-time,
So fickle and so sweet
–Alice Cary (1820–71)

Monday, April 2, 2018
92nd day of the year

Clark Gregg (actor) was born on this day in 1962.
Jane Henson (co-creator of The Muppets) died on this day in 2013.

10 Tips for Spring Cleanup

10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
No matter your weather, this is peak time for spring yard cleanup! From pruning to crabgrass prevention, here are 10 tips to cover all you need to know now. There’s a right way to care for your yard, lawn, and garden beds.
Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
April and May Weather

Long-Range Weather Forecast
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been known for its traditionally 80 percent–accurate forecasts.
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.
Brilliant Venus & Tiny Mercury

Sky Map (Star Chart): April 2018
Look up with the April 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky.
Rustic Sunflower Garden Stake

This large stake stands just under 3 feet tall and the bloom measures about 9 inches across! It combines the charm of weathered metal with hand-painted vibrant colors. It’ll give a bed of purple coneflower a big pop of contrast and color.
What's Happening in April?

The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your grass is growing green. In celebration, check out the month’s holidays, recipes, gardening tips, folklore, and a quiz!
Dragonfly Sundial

Made out of cast iron and measures 10 inches across!
Best Days for April

Best Days for April 2018
Here’s a list of the “Best Days” for April 2018—from best days to quit smoking to best days to cut hair.
Refrigerator Notepads

Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.