Rain, rain, rain

We’ve had a lot of rain this spring, and this past weekend added another 3 to 5 inches in our area. While we wait for drier conditions, sunnier skies and warmer temperatures that are inevitable sometime this month, remember not to work the garden when it is very wet, and especially, do not walk on wet garden beds! Now is a good time to observe where water is pooling in your yard, and determine if you should consider a rain garden in the area to help absorb excess water. The pictures above show a rain garden in winter, when it is apparent, and in summer, when it blends into the garden border. If you feel it’s time to consider a rain garden, keep track of how long it takes for the water to drain away and note the size of the pooling. Then call Sage Advice!