I finished preparing for the season yesterday and was going to start my spring clean-ups today (Mon 3/12). I loaded up, went to first place at 8 am and said fugheddabout it, everything was frozen. Of course I noticed my lawn was frosty this am but I thought if I waited a bit for the sun I might have some luck. No dice. I went back home, unloaded and then did topsoil deliveries instead and visited some nurseries (most have no new stock yet FYI). I saw nobody out doing clean-ups today, and I was on the lookout. Good thing, anyone working this am is dumb and will have nice tracks in the lawns from crushing frozen crowns. However, this afternoon seems like it would be okay to work. I think I'll try again mid morning tuesday. Anyone else started yet? It would be a bit earlier than normal for me if I could start this week so I'm hoping to to a few done to get the rust out of me bones. If you started spcu's yet (especially power raking / dethatching) where are you located? If not, when do you plan to start and where are you. It's supposed to get cold again so we may be able to squeeze in a few days and then have a good excuse for taking off St. Patty's day weekend! Hee hee hee. Good luck this year!