How Does Your Garden Grow?

Did you know beautiful yards create a big impact and improve your home’s value?

Some Gardening Projects to consider:

  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and summer bulbs.
  • Sow hardy annuals and early vegetables outdoors.
  • Sow a new lawn or lay sod.
  • Maintain your lawn.
  • Tidy up, feed and mulch beds and borders.
  • Design a play area for children.

Some people may have more ambitious projects in mind.  Just remember to take into account the sunny/shady areas of your yard, how you want to utilize your outdoor space, maintenance requirements and budget.

Planning Guidelines:

  • What do you want from your garden?  Do you need a children’s play area, outdoor cooking area and entertainment area, vegetable garden, or a place to relax?
  • How private or open is your site?  How much of it is in shade/sun and for how long each day?
  • What features do you want to lose or keep?  What are things you would like to add?
  • Be careful on the types of plants you choose—consider how much maintenance the plant needs, whether it needs more sun or shade and how hardy the plant is.
  • Look at other people’s yards or pictures in magazines/books to get an idea of what you like.
  • Consider whether you need to do research at the library, web, or enlist the help of your local nursery or landscape professional.

Enjoy the spring weather!

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Ned Mahoney

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