Spring is now here and a gardening expert is offering tips to Minnesotans who are itching to get outside to do some yard work.

In an interview with WJON's Kelly Cordes, horticulturist Beth Berlin of the University of Minnesota Extension offered useful tips for those looking to do some early Spring gardening and lawn care.

Berlin says getting out and doing lawn work is great, but going out too early may do more harm than good.

For plants and seedlings that were grown indoors, Berlin says they have to be "trained", or conditioned before they make the permanent move outside.

Berlin says you can go out to do some lawn care, but the ideal time is closer to the end of summer rather than the beginning.

If you want to hear more tips from Beth Berlin, tune in to "It Matters With Kelly Cordes" for her next appearance next month on WJON.