There are certain things that us Minnesotan need to be doing to out gardens and yards right now. Please remember:

1) to water your new trees 1x per week for a good hour on a slow trickle.

2) mow your yard 4″ high as the lack of water in the topsoil surely will mean a brown yard once the grass is so rudely cut (or so it tells you).

3) give the bird baths some fresh water – who wants to wash in brown nasty scum?

4) the hummingbirds need nectar to get them ready for their long flight back to Nicaragua – please take care of these little fellers.

5) please help the turtles get to the lakes – they start hatching this week!