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Hey, Ya’ll!

 

Hope your Tuesday is off to a beautiful start, and you had a lovely Mother’s day with your mom or being celebrated as a mom.

Personally, this weekend was a triple whammy of fun; my mom came into town to go wine tasting, celebrate my birthday and celebrate Mother’s Day. It was lovely, and it didn’t even stop us from being productive. On Saturday afternoon, we did a little tweaking to the landscaping to make it look richer.

I’m going to let ya’ll in on a little secret… I don’t have a green thumb; however, this is something I am striving to change (because my mom has the gift of gardening, and I would like to find joy in it as well).

When I purchased my home, there was quite a bit of landscaping already done, but there’s a lot of upkeep to keep it looking beautiful year after year. I told my mom I wanted something that would require too much maintenance, but still pretty, and she accepted my challenge.

 

Presteps:

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What type of climate do I live in?
  • What type of plants thrive here?
  • What type of maintenance am I looking for?
  • Is this area sunny? shady? both?

These questions will help you decide the flowers/plants to grow in your garden.

 

Ready? Go grab your gardening gloves, rake, gardening shears, and yard debris bags

Items I used:

  • Garden Rake
  • Garden gloves
  • Lawn debris bags
  • Garden Shears
  • Shovel
  • 2 large bags of gardening soil
  • Geraniums (10)
  • 2 bags of mulch

Steps:

1.) Rip out all the weeds, trim back bushes, and rake out the dead leaves and brush

BEFORE:

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1.5) Place newspapers on top of the old soil to prevent new growth of weeds (Optional)

2.) Put down fresh soil (preferably at least 3 inches thick). There are at least a dozen options at your local home improvement store

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3.) Stage your plants, dig the holes, take your plants out of their plastic containers, gently open on the roots  (so they can latch into the ground), place in the hole and cover with soil

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4.) Fill your bed with mulch

AFTER:

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5.) Water you plants accordingly and be sure to tend to them as needed

 

With Love,

Jenna

 

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