How to do easy landscaping on your yard
|May 19, 2009||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Horticulture|
My yards have good potential to do beautiful landscaping with Florida plants. I would like to save some money and do it myself. However, just the thought of how to begin was overwhelming for me. Which plants are suitable for the climate? Do I want annual or perennials? How do I irrigate them? Do I need fertilizers and pesticides? How do I get rid of the weed?
Luckily, I found simple answers to my questions at www.floridayards.org and our own Fresh from Florida Gardener web page. The County Extension Offices also have well trained Master Gardeners that answer particular horticulture questions in your area.
My favorite part will be visiting the local nurseries to purchase the plants. It’s a unique and enchanting experience. Not only you get to hang out in a beautiful garden surrounded by water fountains, birds and butterflies (some of them even have cafés) but you have the chance to talk to the gardeners about how to best handle your plant materials according to your needs.
When I’m stressed getting in contact with nature helps me feel much better. Don’t ask me how this happens but it’s true. If you’ve had a rough week, go visit a nursery in your town. It’s a great therapy and you’re supporting the local producers. Hanging baskets and orchids are the latest trendy gift!
I’m excited to learn and become involved in my yards’ landscaping design. Palms, yuccas, azaleas, grasses, fruit trees… there are so many native varieties and colors to choose from. I hope my neighbors get jealous when I’m done!
Have you worked on your yard lately?