It’s beginning to look a lot like
spring time at Monte Hewett Homes. That’s right, the spring months are quickly
approaching, and now is the time to think about making your outdoor space look
the part. How about a small home garden? Adopting a green thumb is easy
and fun. You can make your lawn look how
you want it; create a garden full of healthy foods to cut down on your grocery
bill or plant pretty flowers to brighten up the place. Some typical garden delights consist of
squash, turnips, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.
You can also grow fruits such as strawberries, grapes or
watermelons. Not to mention the array of
bright colors and textures new flowers can bring. Some annual flowers such as the African daisy
or Angel’s trumpet are easy to plant, live longer than a month and look
Care for your
home on the outside is just as important as the inside. Knowledge is
power. Knowing your soil is the first
step to gardening. Once you know what
kind of soil you have, you will have a better idea of what you can plant. Do some research and see what kinds of garden
goodies will survive in your intended garden.
In Georgia you can grow almost anything depending on the time of year. Make a plan for when to start your garden. Consult a Farmer’s Almanac to know when the
first and last frost will occur so you don’t start your garden to soon or too
late. Planning is the key.
A great place to get your
adventure in gardening started is www.walterreeves.com. There you can find helpful tips and ideas on
everything from landscaping to houseplants.
You’ll have to plow the soil before you can drop the seeds. Make sure you visit your local hardware
store’s garden center for the best garden tools and water & irrigation products
for yearly maintenance. Not only should
you weed the soil, but you must also feed the soil. Top rated lawn care products can provide your
private piece of earth with the proper nutrients to thrive and keep unwanted
plants such as weeds, dandelions and white clovers away. Also look for unwanted little critters. Insects can also stop your dreams of having
the best garden on the block. Pesticides
are essential too. They can keep pest
out of your garden and your home. If you
don’t want to go the chemical route, you can also find natural ways to keep
your garden safe. For people out there
that want a little less work, you can also plant a container garden. With the proper container and mix, you can
make your home look like a feature in any magazine.