Getting Your Garden Ready for the Cold

Summer has officially ended here in Georgia. We’ve hit the colder months now. While our gardens flourish in the summer, it’s easy to forget about them when autumn rolls around. Here are a few tips for how to keep your garden doing well all through out the winter.

First, weed your plot! You don’t want to let your yard get overgrown as fall and winter come around. It wouldn’t be good to be trying to pull weeds while freezing!

Second, take a look at your soil. Now would be a great time to add good enrichments and nutrients. This means that it’ll be a breeze to get your garden ready in spring. In the same vein, check out all your plants. If you have dead or rotting plants, just get rid of them now! You can replace these plants with heartier winter plants, so that you don’t have to look at your garden filled with nothing! Instead, you’ll be able to see abundance in the winter as well!

Finally, don’t forget about your winged friends. Not only are they lovely to look at, they’ll also snack on those pesky bugs. So, fill up your bird feeder and enjoy all the feathered friends that will come!

Remember that these tips are not just for your own home! You can use these to spruce up any rental properties that you may own. You want to keep that curbside appeal high, even into the colder months!

Sprucing Up Your Property’s Lawn

Last blog, we talked about how to take care of your rental property’s grass to have great curb appeal. Sometimes it’s just impossible for you to get the grass to look good in all the spots. There’s a good solution for you: ground covers! These plants spread out across your yard, and are quite pretty. You just need to make sure you choose the right plant for your needs.

First, for a clumpier ground cover, try something like Phlox. Plants like Phlox have the advantage where they are short enough to not get cut by the lawn mower. This means they can be featured in the middle of the yard, not just tucked into a corner.

Vinca Minor can be great as long as you are okay with it taking up your yard! It likes to grow everywhere, but it does take a few years to overgrow of your property!

If you aren’t feeling like flowers, some different types of grass could be a good option. Something like Miscanthus will give your yard a whole new look!

However, if you do want flowers, bulbs can be a really simple option. They don’t have instant reward, but when they do bloom, they can be a lovely surprise if you’ve forgotten about them. Bulbs come in a variety of options, so it will be easy for you to find one that suits your taste!

For rockier sections, consider alpine strawberries! Not only will they be pretty, but you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor every year!

A few things to consider. Do your research before you buy any plants. Make sure that they can thrive in the environment that your property is in, and don’t plant anything that will get eaten by the local wildlife! Also, don’t put down any weed killer, as it will kill anything that isn’t grass. With these tips, you should be good to make your property look fabulous, and a little extra exciting!


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Getting a Sweet Summer Yard

Summer is the perfect time of the year to spend lots of time outside enjoying your yard! It’s great to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! But, maybe your yard doesn’t look quite how you want it to look. There are plenty of easy ways to spruce up your property so that you can enjoy it all summer long, no matter what you want it to look like!

A Nice Place to Sit

First off, you need a place where you’re comfortable sitting outside. Figure out what furniture you want to lounge on in the sun. Get a few pots and plant pretty flowers! Get nice outdoor cushions and pillows. Maybe even hang up some string lights so that you can sit out long after the sun goes down. Make your patio a place that you want to be.

Try Your Hand at Gardening

This summer could be the perfect time to create your own garden. You could go lots of directions with it: flowers, vegetables, herbs. Sit down before you go to buy seeds and figure out what exactly you want to do, so you don’t get overwhelmed with options once you get to the store. An easy way to gain ideas on what to garden is to look around your own neighborhood. See what your neighbors plant and then maybe do that yourself. Then you have the added bonus of being able to ask them for advice! Then, plot out the best place in your yard based off of what you want to plant. If you don’t have a shady area, make sure you are buying products that require full sun! You may need to prepare your soil as well, if you’ve never gardened before.

Don’t Forget Your Lawn

Just because the grass doesn’t need as much care as flowers and shrubs, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need any care. Make sure to give your lawn a round of fertilizer. Mow the yard so that it doesn’t become too overgrown. Cutting the grass helps it stay healthy for longer! If that takes too much time for you to do personally, and you have the resources, look into a yard service to take care of these things for you.

Whatever you decide to do with your lawn this summer, make sure it makes you happy. You want your yard to be a place that makes you happy, no matter what it looks like. And, don’t forget to water your plants and lawn!