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  • Water trees, shrubs, lawn, and perennials every four to six weeks. Wait for a day when the temperature is 40 degrees and the ground isn't frozen. Water each setting for about 30 minutes.

  • Draw up vegetable garden plans. Check the catalogs and scan the seed racks. Look for disease-resistant vegetable varieties. New veggie garden? Choose a site that will get at least six hours of sun a day.

  • Cut back late summer blooming shrubs, such as blue mist spirea, Russian sage, and butterfly bush, to three to six-inch stubs in late February or early March.

  • Start snapdragons indoors from seed in February. Press these small seeds only lightly into the soil; they need light to germinate.

 

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