It finally feels like spring has sprung in the Queen City and that means people can begin to get their yards into tip-top shape.
With temperatures expected to get around 20 C over the next week in Regina, landscaping shops such as the Rusty Shovel have been getting busier as people begin to plan their next projects.
Owner Sean Stefan said people can finally visualize their summer to-do list now that the mounds of snow have begun to disappear.
“We’ve had people starting to just poke their heads out, really try to get into that mindset of ‘Yeah, OK, let’s start thinking about what we’re going to do with our yards here,’” Stefan said.
He said the landscaping season is off to a later start than normal, with them expecting to be up and running by April due to the lack of snow.
But with the snow in March, it’s pushed things back.
“April is pretty much a write-off, even with the warm temperatures … it’s still going to be a little bit still until the frost can come out of the ground you can actually get doing full-fledged landscaping.”
People can begin to prepare their yards by doing little things, such as making repairs to their sprinkler systems.
Once people are ready to tackle the major projects, Stefan said they have a designer who can help bring ideas to life.
“You can actually take all those ideas that you’ve got and boil them down into something that’s actionable and something you can start picking away to actually bring that new space to reality.”