Since spring is, well, springing across the state of Oklahoma, it's as good of a time to talk about your flower beds and the weather.

With the official start of spring less than a week away, people tend to start getting a little antsy to get outside and get their homes looking good for the year--spray the weeds, fluff the mulch, plant new flowers, etc... but now is not the time to hop into your flower garden.

Historically, the last frosts generally happen in two different months across the Sooner State depending on how north/south you live. Okies down south usually get their last freeze in March, but most of Oklahoma get theirs in April... but not always.

In Lawton, our last frost data varies. We're right on the line between a March and April last frost. It happened in the second week of April in 2022. It was late April in 2020 and 2021, so the meteorological "averages" don't quite fit our recent years of weather.

Heck, parts of Oklahoma were still taking hard freezes, mid-20s, in the first week of May last year. I know the rolling joke here is "Don't like the weather, wait five minutes..." but when it comes to doing your flower beds once or twice, you'd ideally get it one and done.

When will the last frost happen?

I'm not a meteorologist but they can't seem to predict the future either, so it's probably best to er on the side of caution. By all means, clean out the flower beds and get them ready for the season, but I'd hold off on planting anything until May across the entire state, regardless of where you live.

Also, resist the urge to pop into the home store for those great bargains on half-price flowers. They'll look like a good deal but those are normally the plants that get frost-damaged and they just want them gone. They still come with a warranty, but do you want to work twice as hard?

Things You'll Need in Your Oklahoma Tornado Prep Kit

Even though the odds of your life being affected by a tornado are extremely thin, there's no harm in being prepared with basic necessities. Even if the storm misses your home you could still find yourself without power or water for days to weeks. Here's a quick rundown on the basics every home should have for tornado season in Oklahoma.

The 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in Oklahoma

While catalytic converter and property theft seem to get all of the headlines recently, it's easy to forget how prevalent vehicle theft still is in 2023. Oddly enough, 20% of car thefts are reported to have had the keys accidentally left in unattended cars. You'll want to remain vigilant in protecting your ride, especially if you drive one of the ten most stolen vehicles in Oklahoma.

7 Oklahoma "Must Experience" Drive-In Movie Theaters

If it's been a while since you've been to the drive-in movie theater or if you've never had the chance to go before, now's the time. Oklahoma has several drive-in theaters all across the Sooner State. Chances are you're close to one or close enough no matter where you're at. We have drive-in theaters in OKC, Chickasha, Tulsa, Guthrie, Poteau, Springer, and Shattuck. And that's just to name a few places where you can find them. So if you're looking for a nostalgic good time and an epic evening head to any of these amazing drive-ins.

Oklahoma State Parks

Get out and enjoy one of Oklahoma's amazing state parks sometime. From the high desert of Black Mesa to the swampy lowlands and tall pines of Southeast Oklahoma, there's a place of recreation for everyone in the Sooner State.



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