Basic lawn care, May Day, lilacs, trash can taters

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

may day

And Phillida, with garlands gay,
Was made the Lady of the May
.
–Nicholas Breton (1545–1626)

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Lawn Care Tips: How to Fertilize, Water, Mow, and Seed Your Lawn
Lawn Care Tips: How to Fertilize, Water, Mow, and Seed Your Lawn

How do you keep your lawn healthy? See our beginner’s guide to lawn care, focusing on the lawn care basics—like fertilizing, weed control, seeding, watering, mowing. Plus, find our secret to keeping a well-nourished lawn. Here’s a tip: The more you let nature do the work for you, the easier it will...
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Bring Some Balance into Your Garden!

These 8 “infinity” stones, thoughtfully balanced, symbolize safety and hope for a traveler moving along life’s path. As a gift for a friend or in your own garden they show friendship and welcome all who pass by.

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Lilacs
Lilacs

Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level—all the better to enjoy that sweet, haunting fragrance. Learn how to take care of lilacs as well as prune at the right time.
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Make your Garden Sing!

Let every breeze bring the sounds of the sea into your home and garden haven. Its lilting tones will transport you to a mooring on the Maine coast: feel the fog, smell the salt air, relax in daydreams of a mooring on the Maine coast.

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Growing Potatoes in a Trash Can
Growing Potatoes in a Trash Can

View this video of a great gardening container for growing potatoes—and experience the fun of trash can gardening with Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac.
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Be The Black Sheep Metal Sign

Encourage people that share your fun side! Made in the USA like a rust-proof street sign to hang indoors or outside.

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May Day 2021: What Is May Day?
May Day 2021: What Is May Day?

May Day (May 1) is a holiday rich in history and folklore, celebrating the return of spring! As a child, we remember our grandparents leaving delightful little May Day baskets, as well as the fun tradition of dancing around the maypole at school. Learn more about May Day and 10 ways to “bring in...
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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.

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Lemony Asparagus and Spring Pea Salad with Roasted Almonds
Lemony Asparagus and Spring Pea Salad with Roasted Almonds

Our “Lemony Asparagus and Spring Pea Salad with Roasted Almonds” shows off the best of early spring vegetables.

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Papillon Foaming Hand Soap Napkin Set

This convenient caddy includes a large bottle of premium foaming hand soap and a package of matching hostess napkins, making your counters both neat and beautiful for family and guests.

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