Sporadic weather may be helpful for planting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As temperatures hover below freezing and more snow continues to fall, a lot of people are left wondering, where's spring?

Last year this was considered prime time to start gardening and getting your home ready for spring and summer. Lately our temperatures have been incredibly sporadic, and all too unreliable to start any sort of planting. We caught up with a garden expert at Louis Flower Power Shop off Tates Creek Road who admits flower selection at the shop does look a little sparse compared to this time last year. When the weather is warm, they do have a larger variety of plants to choose from. They recommend you go ahead and prep your lawns for spring planting.

"This snow will actually help push that seed into the soil, making a better contact and when you're doing your grass seed, the best thing you can do is a great soil to seed contact with your seed," explains Beau Spicer.

Spicer says pansies are good to plant right now, as long as the temperatures don't drop significantly into the teens.


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