Here’s a timeless gardening truth — after spring cleanups are completed, and mulch is refreshed in the gardens, most homeowners do not do anything more to support or prepare their landscape for the long hot days of summer.

The reason is simple. We have escaped the winter doldrums, and spring is such a gift that we accept it gratefully and simply sit back and enjoy it. Leaves spring out, the grass grows, and trees and shrubs are flowering. We are lulled into thinking that we don’t need to do anything more. But sooner than you think, the blooms are gone, the weeds explode, and you stand there, stunned, saying “what the heck happened?”

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Andrew Luck appears to be progressing extremely well as he continues to get back to playing shape following a lost 2017 season that began with surgery last January.Not only is he throwing with velocity, but Luck had no issues practicing Thursday and Friday before taking a scheduled day off Saturday. On Sunday he was asked how he felt physically, and his response was very positive.“No pain,” Luck said, via the Indianapolis Star. “Soreness, tiredness, for sure, and stresses are my arm that are different. [There are] stresses, shoot, on everybody’s body at this camp that are different.”He also noted that his arm is “responding well” to the work he’s put in the first two days of training camp.For Luck, the Colts and their fans, this is the best possible news they could hope to hear right now. For a while this spring, nobody really knew for sure whether he’d be able to throw a football without pain. So, the ball has been moved toward the goal line here. Now it’s time to see if Luck can score with a Week 1 start.

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