Spring is just around the corner, and Valentine’s Day is a good time to get started on this year’s garden. Fertilize lawns, shrubs and flowerbeds if has been three or more months since the last time. Use an organic fertilizer. It will not burn plants, so you can wait a while to water it in and hopefully spring rains will do the job. SAWS rates went up January 1, so every little bit helps. Also, mulch around shrubs and in flowerbeds to a depth of 3 to 5 inches. This will keep roots cool and preserve soil moisture as it gets warmer.