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Published April 14, 2013, 03:18 PM

Spring activities are being put on hold

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you're waiting for blue skies and green grass, to get in the mood for Spring you may be waiting a while. While gardeners can kick start plants indoors, it's a big harder for golfers who are anxious to hit the 'actual' links.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you're waiting for blue skies and green grass, to get in the mood for Spring you may be waiting a while. While gardeners can kick start plants indoors, it's a big harder for golfers who are anxious to hit the 'actual' links.

Turns out we may not be as far behind schedule as the calendar shows.

"Compared to last year, terribly slow, it's almost painful."

Eric Baker, Owner of Baker Garden and Gift says sales are below average - and landscaping projects are off to a slow start.

"Inadvertently most of the landscaping projects in town didn't finish projects last Fall, so there are a number of projects just waiting to be finished or started."

If you're a gardner that follows the calendar - meaning potatoes should be planted on Good Friday - it seems you're way behind schedule, but Baker says not to let that discourage you.

"There's always things to pick up and get your hands dirty if you will -- "

Baker suggests starting Cilantro or Basil plants indoors.

"But the core of the people wait until they get to see green grass."

If you're eager to hit the links - lets hope you aren't waiting for green grass ... It could be a while, but Executive Director of Fargo Park District, Roger Gress says we're actually not behind schedule.

"Last year it was March 16th, when we opened and that was such an incredible morale boost after the flood in '09, '10, '11 people were just so happy."

During a typical Spring...

"The 20th or 25th of April is probably more normal."

For the time being it's a waiting game.

"Right now we have some prep done for the flood and we're going by what the city said that we've prepared for 38.1 and the 10-percent at 40.9."

If the Red River doesn't overflow its banks, Gress says it won't take grounds crews long to spiff up the courses.

So far we're told season pass sales at Fargo golf courses are right on track.

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