When to prune hydrangea, making a square-foot garden, bluebird houses
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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 24, 2019
Look all around thee! How the Spring advances!
New life is playing through the gay, green trees
See how in yonder bower the light leaf dances
To the birds tread and the quivering breeze.
–Ludwig Tieck (1773–1853)
It’s Spring and time to take care of the many lawn projects that await you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single reliable power source that accepts multiple attachments to tackle all sorts of jobs? ECHO’s Pro Attachment Series(TM) is the answer.
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune different hydrangea varieties, as well as how to prune them. Consult our handy cheat sheet to figure out the best time to prune yours.
House-hunting with the Bluebird
Along with the plip-plip-plip of sap in the maple buckets, another sound brings the walker to a halt. Bluebird! Henry David Thoreau, who heard it all before us, called it a song that “melts the ear, as the snow melts in the valleys around.”
All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.