How You Can Begin Planning Your Landscape Now:

It’s crazy to think that in a few months, your garden will be in full bloom, the grass will be bright green, and outside activities will be shared with the warmth of the sun.

Because of this, planning your landscape early can create a seamless transition between the seasons.

Following these simple tips will help ensure that your garden is ready for the warmer months ahead.

Draw Inspiration

What was the last thing that caught your eye? Think about the things you’ve seen, and create an image in your head similar to these ideas. A home and garden magazine is an excellent place to start. Rip out your favorite pictures, and put them together. Brainstorming plays a key part in making your landscape come together. The first step begins with your dream – now it’s time to make it a reality.

Develop a Theme

Think about your own backyard space. Are you a colorful person, or are 30 shades of one color more your forte? Deciding on a general theme early on will help reduce indecision later on. Plus, this beats having to run to the store last minute for supplies you may have forgotten about. After you have these ideas in place, it’s a great idea to create a checklist of the items as soon as possible. Grab them in advance, and save yourself the hassle.

Some Seeds Like the Cold

In order for your plants to flourish, it’s a good idea to do a little research on each one. Many types of perennial flowers require a period of Stratification or, cold stratification. This includes sowing your seeds at the weak end of the Winter months. This is done by simply placing your seeds outside under a thin layer of non compacted soil once the bulk of winter has passed. This can be when it’s very cold. The seeds will actually benefit from this process, as they germinate later on in the season, and will be ready for the warmer climate. Once it gets warmer, you can continue with regular watering and maintenance

Following these steps is a great way to get ahead of your landscaping and ensure a beautiful yard as early as possible. For more information about landscaping tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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