Related Program: Northland Morning Tips for Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper - The Ground Awakes By Chris Harwood • Apr 19, 2016 Related Program: Northland Morning TweetShareGoogle+Email With the arrival of spring, the ground thaws, the rains and melting snow are soaking into the gardens and lawns throughout the Northland. Credit Meg Lessard (via Flickr) As the perennials appear, gardeners would be advised to step lightly for the time being so as not to compact the wet soil. Listen Listening... / 7:52 Tags: Tips for Hardy GardenersTom KasperPerennialsSpring ThawTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Tips for Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper - "Exciting times!" By Lisa Johnson • Mar 22, 2016 It's exciting times for gardeners. Tips for Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper - "Mind the fungal mycelia" By Lisa Johnson • Mar 8, 2016 Jenni Konrad/Flickr Nope, it's not spiders. It's snow mold. It even comes in two colors: gray and pink. Tips for Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper - Rabbits and Squirrels and Deer - Oh My! By Lisa Johnson • Feb 23, 2016 Tom Kasper with advice on how to protect your trees, shrubs and other plantings from bands of hungry thugs. This gang was photographed trolling the streets of Duluth's Woodland neighborhood.