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Glencairn March 2018

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME starts MARCH 11, 2018 BUDGET FRIENDLY SPRING BREAK FAMILY HOT SPOTS A great spring-break vacation doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re exploring a cool city or lounging on the beach, you can beat the winter blues with a budget spring break. Check out these budget friendly hot spots: Washington, DC: It doesn’t cost a dime to enjoy Washington, DC’s culture and history, especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival when the city is awash in delicate white and pink blossoms. Free events during the 2-week-long festival in early April include cultural performances, fireworks and a parade. There’s no charge for the main event - the stunning trees framing the Tidal Basin and around the Washington Monument. Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Jamaica is a popular spot for the spring-break party crowd, but families can find fun for a bargain at the Beaches Boscobel Resort and Golf Club. This all-inclusive resort boasts 5 restaurants, 6 bars and 1 super cool water park with 9 twisting slides and kiddie pools. Sanibel Island, FL: Spring break falls during Sanibel Island’s high season from February to April when the weather is perfect and shelling along the sandy shores is at its best. Seattle, WA: You can explore Pike Place Market with your wallet intact, if you can exercise willpower at the nearly 200 shops and restaurants and both admission and parking are free at the Frye Art Museum. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often wrongly referred to as “Daylight Savings,” with an “s” at the end. Other common variations are “Summer Time” and “Daylight-Saving Time.” The term “Daylight Savings Time” is very commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States. It’s likely that the incorrect term “savings” entered the popular vocabulary because it’s so often used in everyday contexts, like “savings account.” At the beginning of the DST period in the spring, clocks are moved forward, usually by 1 hour. When DST ends in fall (autumn), clocks are turned back again. DST does not add daylight, but it gives more usable hours of daylight. In that sense, DST “saves” daylight, especially during early spring. Standard time refers to time without DST. spring forward !!! 4 March 2018 | Community Newsletter

GARDENING TIPS FOR MARCH VEGETABLES • Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and snap beans and pepper, as well as cucumbers, lima or butter beans, cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon. LAWN • Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers. com/grass.htm. TREES AND SHRUBS • Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because you give them food just before the spring growing season starts. Forever Landscape • Tree Trimming • Tree Removal • Tree Fertilizer • Stump Grinding • Trim Bushes • Flower Bed Design • Planting, Renovation • Stone Border • Pavers Call Everth 281-891-0370 Visit us at • Flat Stones • Drain System • Garden Soil, Top Soil • Grass Installation • Lawn Aeration • Lawn Dethatcher • Mulch • Clean Gutters • Wood Fence Free Estimates www.foreverlandscape.com Fully insured for your protection. Amelia Norabuena MAID SERVICES 281-912-5036 Community Newsletter | March 2018 5