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How to care for your garden and yard in every season.

How to care for your garden and yard in every season.
A garden can help you save money on groceries, while beautiful flower beds can add value to your home. Here are a few tips for maintaining your yard year-round.

Spring

Now is the time to sow seeds and take care to prevent a late-spring frost from killing your plants. Divide and plant any leftover fall perennials. Plant vegetables that turn over quickly, so you can get more than one crop over the summer. Aerate and fertilize your grass to ward off weeds or insects.

Summer

Many plants as well as your lawn require more frequent or deeper watering. Add mulch to help beds retain moisture, and make sure you pull weeds throughout the season. Finally, harvest your crops and replant where you can.

Fall

Enjoy the last of your crops and flowers, and then clear your gardens out for the season. Compost dead plants for use on your beds next year. Plant your bulbs for next spring. Fertilize the lawn and prune trees well before the first frost sets in.

Winter

Plan your garden for next year by perusing gardening books or exploring Pinterest for ideas. Maintain and repair gardening tools. If you have irrigation, check for any damage or leaks while the need for watering is low.

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Why use landscaping stones?

Using landscaping stones in your design can produce a pure natural beauty to your yard, full of texture, color and provide a focal point.

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You can use landscaping stones to accent certain portions of your yard, give it depth, you can even plant some plants to make it look more natural. They look great round the patio and the fence and you can even get colored landscaping stones to bring more color into your yard. This kind of color is especially nice to have in winter when everything is so bare and cold looking. The fact of the matter is that you can transform the whole look of your yard with the simple use of landscaping stones. They are like jewelry for the yard.

 

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There are many different kinds of landscaping stones and they come in all shapes and sized. The landscaping stones that are right for you will depend on the effect that you are trying to create with your yard. You can get a wide variety of colors for your landscaping stones and in some cases you may want to mix a couple of colors together to create a whole new and interesting look and add balance to your entire garden.

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You can get landscaping stones at your local gardening center and even some home building stores will carry them. Shop around and find the landscaping stones that suit your home and your needs best before you make a purchase.

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What does your landscaping plan need?

There are a few different things to think about when making a landscaping plan to
be successful. Your plan needs to be well thought out and all issues must be dealt
with ahead of time. Take into consideration the amount of sun each are of the yard
will get as well as how much water it will receive and where the water will sit.
How do you plan to water and do you have good drainage.

The best plans will use the natural beauties that are already a part of any yard.
Most yards will have something going for them so find this and use it to make your
landscaping plan stunning. For example there may be some great rock formations,
trees, or flowers. Use what is there and your landscaping plan will look that
much more natural and gorgeous every single time.
Think about the cost ahead of time. You need to know how much you will be able to
afford before you go all out designing this amazing, yet expensive landscaping
plan. Once your landscaping plan has taken everything into consideration and the
and only then should you start putting this plan into motion.

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Landscaping can make a world of difference or change the entire look of a home. Whether you are sprucing up the curb appeal to sell a home, or just making your home your own, landscaping will add so much to the quality of your home and your life.

 

Here are a few before and after examples of landscaping projects.

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