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5 Spring Planting Tips & Easter Fun Facts

5 Spring Planting Tips

1. Garden Cleaning

Start by cleaning your garden, remove all unwanted items (leaves, dead plants, etc). Remove weeds including the roots so they won’t grow back.

2. Make Your Soil Great

You may need to add some moisture to your soil, so manure or garden soil can help. If needed, add fertilizer to increase your soil’s health.

3. Timely Trimming

Trim your old plants so they will grow new and fresh. If the plant blooms, trim immediately afterward to avoid cutting off future flowers.

4. Mulch It

Adding mulch to your garden will keep in the moister and help prevent weeds and disease. Just give some space between the mulch and plant stems to keep the roots from rotting.

5. In With The New

When your existing plants are in order, think about planting some good spring plants. Some thoughts are pansies, snapdragons, tulips and vegetables like lettuce, peas or arugula. Tip: Perennials last for two to three years and usually survive winter cold.

Easter Fun Facts

Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.

Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy…the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween. 70% of Easter candy is chocolate.

Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during Easter. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times.

The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011 – it was 10.39 meters and 7,200 kg.

The first story of a rabbit (named later the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.

“The White House Easter Egg Roll” has been celebrated since 1878.

76% of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 % go for the feet and 4 % for the tail.

The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes.

The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.

Kids prefer red jelly beans and 75% are willing to do extra chores for more Easter candy.

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year.

The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.


Blog courtesy of Realtor Rob Marin

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