When is the best time to begin backyard projects?

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Now that the weather is getting warmer, many people are starting backyard projects. 

Every year after winter, many homeowners want to spice up their backyard for warmer weather.

Whether that project is making a new flower garden, planting new trees and shrubbery, or maybe even a new fence for the family dog, the ground is frozen, and many yards have a top layer of mud from melting snow. 

Hastie Fence Company in Agawam told 22News you can still dig now, it will just be much easier once the ground softens up deeper. But every situation is different.

“Honestly every situation is unique, it depends on the site. So every place varies,” Jessica Anderson explained. “So Holyoke is clay, Windsor is more sand, so honestly it depends if the ground’s wet if it’s not if we’ve had a lot of rain.”

Some yards get more sun than others, so those ones dry out and soften up quicker. It also depends on the type of land you’re living on.

But no matter the reason you’re digging up soil, remember to contact Dig Safe by calling 811 before you grab the shovel.

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