Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Spring Landscaping with Scotts Mulch

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Tulips & Rocks
Spring is finally here!  For those of us who live in the northern parts of the United States, that means we are starting to see buds on the trees and a few early flowers, the grass is turning green, and we can finally turn the furnace off and open the windows.  At least for a day or two before it cools down again.  The grass will continue to grow, along with the plants and flowers, and it's time to start thinking about gardening supplies and taking advantage of the nice weather to get the yard and garden ready for spring and summer.
Now is the time to start thinking about what you'll need to jumpstart your yard and garden so you can enjoy it all summer.

Some essential items to have include:
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  • Garden tools and gloves for working in the dirt.
  • Compost and/or plant food
  • Seeds and plants for planting
  • Mulch to spread around bushes, trees, and plants.
    In Florida, that means Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch which is 100% Florida-grown and sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus.  It re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress, making it a great option for those interested in sustainable gardening , as well as being a great way to support the local economy.

I was noticing this weekend that we will need to spread some Scotts Nature Scapes mulch in our flower beds and around the trees and bushes, because it's getting quite thin in places.  Made from natural forest products, this mulch comes in a variety of colors and textures and helps to maintain moisture, prevent weeds, and create a groomed landscape all year long.  What that means is - put down the mulch now and save yourself a lot of work later.  Your plants and flowers will really appreciate it when the hot, dry days of summer come because the mulch helps keep the moisture in the ground and keeps the weeds down.

OWW Flowers

We'll also need to decide what we want to plant in our front flower bed this year.  It had gotten quite overgrown, so we tore everything out, and we're starting over again.  Sadly, that means I won't get these nice purple flowers this year, but I'm sure we'll find something nice.  Maybe something like these  yellow flowers?  They're certainly sunny and bright.  I don't really know yet, but I'm sure we'll figure it out.

What kind of plans do you have for your yard and garden this year?

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