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    Brighten Up Your Yard with Some Spring Planting!

    Posted by: Stephanie Knezevic on April 27, 2015

    Flowers-Spring_PlantingNow that your lawn is starting to look good, it’s time to shift some of your focus to other yard tasks, such as gardening. Flowers can bring some fun decoration to your yard and there’s just something great about growing your own vegetables. No matter what you prefer to have in your garden, here are some helpful hints when in comes to planting in the springtime!

    Flower Power

    After a harsh winter, there is nothing better than seeing some colorful flowers, livening up your yard to remind you that better days are coming. And what better way to do that than with some spring planting? You should know that not all flowers bloom at the same time, however, and it’s important to know when to plant your favorites so they last. Daffodils and primroses are great for the early spring, while lilacs are better for the late spring. Do you know when you should plant your favorite flower? You can check out the complete list here.

    Even if you plant your favorite flowers at the recommended times, that doesn’t always mean they will magically grow perfectly. How a flower grows will really depend on the weather conditions of that season (and living in Ohio, we know that means spring can bitterly cold). However, there are certain factors you can control to help the growth of flowers, such as soil and the amount of light that the plant gets. Read more about planting in the springtime and how you can ensure your garden has the best conditions for proper growth. The full breakdown can be found here.


    Don't Forget Your Greens!

    Just like flowers, vegetables have certain times that they should be planted to ensure their successful growth. Most crops can be divided into two growing seasons: the cool season and the warm season. The cool season lasts throughout spring and fall, while the warm season lasts throughout the summer. Hardy and semi-hardy vegetables should be planted during the cool season since they can tolerate frost more. If you aren’t sure what hardy vegetables are or when to plant your favorites, check out the full list here!

    So whether you want to have a garden full of flowers or vegetables, make sure you are doing the most you can to help your plants grow. If you are interested in more tips on getting your yard ready for the warmer days, check out our DIY best practices here and download our free DIY guide! Click below to get your copy now!

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    Stephanie Knezevic

    Currently the Digital Marketing Intern at Weed-Pro who has flare for the creative touch.

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