Making Your Yard Your Paradise
If you haven't already had an established flower bed, the first thing you must do is find yourself a sheet of paper, then draw and outline of your home. First start in the front of the yard and then design one if you, like for your back yard. After you have done this sketch on that same sheet of paper then look or shape what you would like your flower bed to look like. When that is done is when the real work begins. Clear all grass or weeds away from the out line of your home, then line the outer edges with bricks such as cobble stone, pond stones or with something more natural like boarder grass. After that take a trip to a local nursery and order some dirt. The reason for this dirt or soil is because when one is building a flower bed for the very first time , most are elevated above the lawn. Also fresh dirt or soil from a nursery will almost ensure a healthy flower bed.
I know there are some who may be reading this may say," Okay Chuck, now that is done what plants do I plant or what type will do well, grow or stay beautiful in my area? For those answers to your questions , all one must do is visit their local chain store, such as Lowe's or Home Depot and then there are the local nurseries which I really like. I recommend buying something that will come back year after year. Such as seed plants, annuals, rose bushes, fruit trees and shrubs. These plants will come back year after year despite the weather condition and they are very easy to maintain. As for as your yard is concerned, fertilize with weed and feed, once in the spring and once during summer, then if watered properly your yard will be beautiful for a season. If you follow my advice very soon you will be able to make your yard, your own personal paradise. For more advice, tips or suggestions, write in. My staff and I promise to answer all of your questions.
Good luck and enjoy your yards,