Even though the idea of an early spring seems to be on hold for now, the calendar says it's time to start getting ready.
Erik Helland with Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls says now is a good time to prune those trees and shrubs in preparation for the new growing season.
"This is actually a perfect time to go out, while the ground is still frozen. You'll do less damage to your yard when it has a crust on it,” Helland said.
Cutting down perennial plants and grasses and doing some general cleaning of leaves and plant material is a good idea as well.
But, there are some things to hold off on for now, since the frost is just coming out of the ground.
"The crowns of the plant are very delicate and it doesn't take much while raking to damage those. And as we all know, last year was tough on lawns, so waiting and being in holding pattern would probably be the best,” Helland said.
There's no rush to put on grass seed, lawn fertilizer or even watering your yard yet either. Helland says we'll need to wait toward early May before it's time start those activities.
Besides, the way things are looking now, the weather won't be cooperating anytime soon.