Cold and Snow is not Preventing Gardeners for Preparing for Spring
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Mar 24 2014 11:52AM
Spring is here, but with the recent weather it might not seem like it. And one might believe that businesses that thrive off planting and gardening would be suffering. However, according to Dave Thompson, owner of Thompson True Value in Marshalltown, that hasn’t stopped people from getting ready for the warmer weather.
“Right now, gas grills are going hot and heavy, as well as other items,” he says, “And people are looking at new stuff, whether it be chainsaws, lawnmowers, and riders.”
In fact, there is one thing that continues to make Thompson’s store busier as people begin to prepare.
“The shop is full of lawnmowers to be tuned up for spring, right now. We’re probably running a week behind on getting stuff back to people.”
And in retrospect being a bit behind is not such a bad ting.
“Don’t get too carried away,” Thompson says, “Wait for mother nature to take her course, she’s not done playing with us yet.”
Thompson says most people begin mowing their lawns around April 15th, giving enough time for the frozen ground outside to thaw.
--By 1230 KFJB Reporter Katherine Fritcke