And Curb Appeal Too
Mother’s Day is coming up (May 8) and it offers a great opportunity to buff up your home’s curb appeal.
Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift. This year, why not give live flowering plants rather than cut flowers? Spring is prime planting season and a great time to add color and lushness to your front landscape.
When it comes to choosing what type of flowers you’re going to plant, make sure you keep these tips in mind:
Know Your Zone — you live in something called a “growing zone,” which helps define what plants will thrive and what will wither in your area. Ask at your local garden center, or check it out online here.
Sunny or Shady — are you planting where it’s mostly sunny? Some plants, like Mountain Laurel, thrive in the shade, while others, like Lavender, need plenty of sun to blossom.
Keep The Thirsty Ones Together — when planting, try to keep plants with similar water requirements grouped together, so you don’t have to drown your cacti when you water your marigolds.
For more gardening tips, check out these sites: GardeningTipsnIdeas
And if you don’t have a garden, consider a potted flower or bush instead of the traditional bouquet — they last longer.