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At Home Gardening Fun

If your outdoor spaces need a little facelift, then it’s time for an upgrade! We all want to spend time outside in the spring. Now that you’ve got your backyard oasis set up with furniture and decorations, it’s time to add some greenery. Mask up and head over to your local Home Depot or Lowes to grab some plants. They’ve got you covered with anything from lawn care to gardening.

Where to Start
We know anything that involves a green thumb can be intimidating. Before you start, do some research with Better Homes and Gardens. Research what you want to plant and when to plant it. Make sure to follow directions on care. Another great tool to use as you garden is SmartPlant. Not all of us have a green thumb. This app can help “diagnose” your plants and tell you how to revive them. It’s a great resource for anyone who is a beginner.

Lawn Care
Yeah, yeah, we know it’s the least fun. However, we’ve got something up our sleeves to help you! Instead of dowsing your lawn with toxic chemicals, unable to know if it’s safe for your children and pets, use Sunday Lawn Care. Enter your details on their website and they’ll be able to make a lawn spray that is tailored to your area, climate, and soil type. It’s that easy!

Flowers
Here’s the stuff that we’re excited about. Transform your Overstreet backyard into a beautiful flower garden. It doesn’t have to be hard, all you need are some flower bulbs. These little “bombs” as we like to call them, are perfect for people who are new to gardening. All you have to do is plant and water! Watch them grow and you’ll be putting them all over your yard.

Plants
Now that you’ve made your backyard beautiful by planting flowers, now it’s time to make it useful by planting herbs! An herb garden not only elevates the look of your garden, it also impacts your cooking too! Use fresh herbs in your salads, Sunday roasts, and more to add another bit of freshness to your meals. We recommend starting off with rosemary and mint! They are easy to plant, and they grow as fast as a weed! You don’t need a green thumb with these herbs. Next, we recommend parsley or cilantro once you’ve got your groove in gardening.

We hope these tips can help you get your hands dirty and start a fun new project. We love being able to make our gardens our own little oasis. It makes your home feel a little bit more put together too. Do you have any gardening tips for other homeowners? Write to us and tell us your tricks to making your garden thrive!