After what must have been only five days of winter here in Atlanta, we're on the verge of that early season pollen blast that leads to sinus headaches and covers everything outdoors in yellow!
While preparing to stain your deck, uncover your grill, and make your way back into the garden, keep these tips in mind:
1) More of my customers choose deck stain that is too bright ... I guess it is their excitement about being outdoors. So, plan ahead and take home several half-pint stain samples to "see" the color on your deck before you purchase gallons.
Last year I wrote, "Ready, Set, Stain" just about this annual event. Click the link to read that post.
2) Check out the gas container and the regulator on your grill to ensure your first effort at grilling will be successful!
The Lawn Ranger gives a great checklist on his post, "My Grill Won't Heat Up Anymore!!"
3) And, if you need an early season project that will create a pathway into an area you intend to landscape this spring, check out GardenGail's "Soft Path Project" ... more than 75,000 other readers have viewed her outstanding post!
And finally, if you're in a region that is still snow-bound, take a deep breath and hold on because spring is on the way!!!