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Is it too early to start sprucing up your lawn? Here's what you need to know before planting those flowers

Springtime is not canceled!

CLEVELAND — Springtime has arrived, and you know what that means? It’s time to spruce up that yard.

"Everybody wants to get out and garden now more than ever because everyone is home."

But wait before you get your hands dirty.

Jeff Griff, a landscaping consultant at Lowe's Greenhouse, says you may need to pump your breaks.

"We're going to be having 70-degree temps here and everyone is going to want to put plants in the ground -- and it’s a little too early."

Griff says we’ve had a cold and wet spring so far, which means the soil isn’t quite ready yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. You just have to choose wisely.

"What I’m planting here is a salsa pot. All you need is basil, chili peppers, cilantro and a tomato. This is a great project to do with the kids a little salsa garden."

And since were not going on vacation anytime soon, how about some tropical plants?

"This hibiscus tree, which is gorgeous, this is something you are going to start seeing in stores and this is a great patio decoration."

Griff also mentioned that the greenhouse is following all guidelines when it comes to safety, too.

"We’re looking forward to seeing everyone with their mask -- social distant -- but excited to see everyone come out."


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