Posted by: Sheri Lukasiewicz @ Peace by Piece | April 15, 2010

‘Tis the Season – to Organize your Garden

It’s that time of the year again.  Birds chirping, Worms worming, Garden yearning.  But where to start?  Here are some tips to get your garden off the ground.  Pun intended. 

  • Whether its flowers, or veggies, or both – sketch out a ‘blueprint’ of your garden plan.  Do you have perennials that you flank with annuals?  Remember what you have and incorporate them in your drawing.  Take your sketch with you when you go shopping.
  • Keep color and bloom time in mind for your floral scheme.   Maybe you don’t know a particular flower name, but you know you’d like a certain color in a particular area.  If you have any blooming ground cover, remember those colors as well.
  • Plan for the Whimsical!   If you’re like me – when you get to the greenhouse, you find such ADORABLE plants, that you just have to get one or two.  So, set some space aside for your impulsive purchase. 
  • Ready your space.   Get your vegetable garden tilled  and ready.  Clear your floral space of winter’s debris.  This is so important.  When you come home from your buying trip, often you’re anxious to get out there and your young plants feel the same way.  Having your space all ready and waiting will facilitate that next step without delay.
  • Make certain you have the necessary tools and supplies before heading out to get your plants.       It will save you time and trips if you check your supplies before heading to your garden supply spot.  Do you need new gardening gloves?  How about marker stakes for your vegetables?  Can you find your trowel?  Do you need potting soil or fertilizer?
  • If you’re on a Budget – Don’t BLOW it.  Keep your household budget in mind when you head out to garden shop.  That way you’ll enjoy the beauty of your labor without buyer’s remorse.
  • POWER                                                                                                                     Plant your Organized garden, Water it, Enjoy your accomplishment with a Refreshment!!

Here is a Garden Repurposing Tip I saw for Styrofoam Peanuts:  Fill the bottom half of your large planters with leftover peanuts before adding soil. They are light and improve drainage, which promotes healthy roots.

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