As thoughts turn to yardwork this spring utility providers are reminding homeowners to call before they dig.

“As you’re heading out there and doing yard projects, it is really important before you do anything with respect to digging that you call 8-1-1 first so you can get those utilities marked and you can safely finish up your project.”

John Marshall with Xcel Energy says undergrounds lines are not exclusively buried deep so you should have them marked for any project, including small ones like putting in a post for a mailbox or planting a tree.