Spring is in the Air: Transporting Gardening Materials

transporting gardening materialsFor those with green thumbs, spring is the best time of the year. We’ve put together a post on transporting gardening materials, helping you to get the most out of your green space. It not only matters what you select, but also how you get it back to your home. No sense in spending money if you don’t know the ins and outs of gardening.

According to Gardening Know How, one of the most important things is knowing when to move plants. It is best to move perennials in the early spring or even the fall, when the temperatures are not too hot. Summer is the worst time to relocate plants. If it is too wet, consider waiting until late spring.

When moving plants, get as much of the root system as possible. Keep excess soil, as it will protect plant root systems during the move. This ball of soil and roots must be kept moist, so be sure to cover your car if you don’t want too much of a mess. Move as quickly as possible; too much time out of the ground can kill plants.

Also, if you have a truck, avoid wind damage by going slow or covering plants. If you plan on travelling far with gardening supplies and plants, be sure to stop every few hours to check moisture levels.

Finally, after driving plants, check for damage and remove any broken leaves or branches. It is best to relocate plants in the early day or during an overcast, as too much exposure to the sun can dry them out. Remember to use a tarp or sheet to avoid unnecessary dirt, and vacuum up messes as soon as possible to preserve your car’s interior.

GMC Military Discount Expands to Cover Over 21 Million Veterans

GMC military discountIn honor of soldiers everywhere, GMC recently expanded military discounts to support injured veterans. This will cover all 21 million US military veterans and their spouses, all in honor of National Military Appreciation Month.

According to GMC, the GMC military discount is the most extensive and comprehensive in the automotive industry. It normally covers veterans within one year of separation, active-duty personnel, reservists, retirees, and their spouses. However, in order to properly celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, GMC has expanded this to all veterans, regardless of separation date, as well as their spouses.

“These brave men and women have done so much for our country,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. sales and service. “Making sure all veterans can take advantage of our military discount to celebrate Military Appreciation Month is one small way we can express our gratitude.”

This is available for some of the most popular models, from the Acadia to the Yukon. It can also be combined to include other incentives, resulting in savings of thousands of dollars. This is just one of many initiatives in recent years that aims to support the men and women fighting for our country.