March 20, 2017
Happy first day of spring! After the second mild winter in a row, we are ready for spring. Our largest snow of the winter was March 13 and it was only 2 inches. We did have a few more small snows and ice storms then last winter, but overall it was a pretty easy winter. It was a frustrating winter because the few big snows seemed to miss us and we were left with little to do. Weather indefinitely can be fickle, so we just grin and bear it.
With the mild winter, the bulb flowers and tree buds are at least two weeks early. We have a lot of our cleanups started and are starting on edging and mulching. We are also fertilizing lawns and may start mowing early.
According to OARDC’s weather site for the period January 1 – February 28 the average temperature was 36.3 degrees. Normal for this period is 27.8 degrees. With the warm temperatures we had more rain than normal. Normal precipitation is 5.6 inches while we had 6.1 inches. We also had a couple days with extremely windy conditions.
“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
Greg Dyer and Staff