Just as you would child proof an indoor room, it's important to take precautions in the yard.
Winter is not necessarily a time of rest for southeast Louisiana gardeners, even though our lawns, trees, and shrubs are dormant and we get plenty of rain.
Introduce your kids to the joy of gardening and get them some exercise of their bodies and brains at the same time.
While you're singing, "Rain, Rain, Go Away," your plants are too.
While the pace of things in the garden is slow, it's a good time to clean-up and repair tools and tuck plants in for cooler, wetter weather.