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Lisa Johnson

Whatever you plan to do about the deer in your yard, from making them feel welcome to scooting them on down the road, Tom Kasper says you need to start doing it NOW before they get in the habit of dropping by your place for a meal.

And just like we're happy when Minnesota Governor Tim Walz tells us to go out and get some exercise, we should be delighted that Tom Kasper is telling us to get outside and start gardening.

Puppies: PentaxianK1ii/Flickr, Plants: Markus Spiske/Unsplash

If you want to share the miracle of life with your kids, you don't need to let them watch the birth of puppies or kittens.  You can get them set up to watch brand new seeds sprouting quickly and inexpensively - and tiny plant shoots don't claw the couch!

Lisa Johnson

Raking is hard on your lawn when it - and the blanket of leaves - is as wet as it is.

Luckily, there are other things you can do, like planting spring bulbs and protecting your young trees from the onslaught of deer, rabbits and sun scald.

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After weeks of rain and cold and mud, gardeners can get out and harvest their root vegetables ... and in a touching act of hopefulness ... get their spring bulbs in the ground.

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Master gardener Tom Kasper reminds us spring's not the only time to plant, and if your annuals are beginning to get tired, dead-headin' may solve the problem.

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Tom Kasper says it's time to get that garden in, and like many undertakings, it's more fun with a friend.

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Only Tom Kasper can make a story about daffodils and tulips sound like a Wes Craven movie.