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Published April 15, 2013, 10:20 AM

Late spring not as far behind schedule as it may seem

Fargo-Moorhead (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. It turns out we may not be as far behind schedule as the calendar shows.

Fargo-Moorhead (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. It turns out we may not be as far behind schedule as the calendar shows.

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

Eric Baker – Baker Garden & Gift: "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 gardener that follows the calendar - meaning potatoes should be planted on Good Friday - it seems you're way behind schedule. Baker says not to let that discourage you.

Eric Baker: "There's always things to pick up and get your hands dirty if you will."

Baker suggests starting Cilantro or Basil plants indoors.

If you're eager to hit the links, let’s 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.

Roger Gress – Executive Director, Fargo Park District: "Last year it was March 16th, when we opened and that was such an incredible morale boost after the flood in '09, '10, '11. Last year people were just so happy."

For the time being it's a waiting game.

Roger Gress: "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% 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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