Moss and mulch

Moss and mulch

Hi... I live in New England, and I'm completely new to gardening (I bought a house a year and a half ago and am just beginning to think about my yard)! I have a bit of a black thumb, but I really want to improve my gardening skills. I have two questions. The first one is actually about my lawn, if anyone can help. I have a huge moss problem. I know I am supposed to add lime to the soil, but how and how much? And is it better to do it now before Spring really gets going or should I wait until the weather warms up? (We are currently having 40-degree weather.) Secondly, I want to start a few small garden projects. I would like to plant some bulbs, and need to know how to get started - how do I plant them properly to protect them from weeds?
What a night!

What a night!

poison ivy vine

poison ivy vine

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My favorite places…

April bedroom post now complete.

April bedroom post now complete.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

My Painted Forest

My Painted Forest