New Home, New Plants
By Tammy Sons
You lived in a cramped apartment and scraped every penny you could to save for your new home. You have moved in and finally unpacked all the boxes. You spent hours considering the inside of your new home, but what about the outside? The majority of people will not see the inside of your home, but will judge it by your curb appeal or lack thereof.
You have a new home and need new plants. Where to begin in your quest for new plants? What about trying a garden center where there are multiple varieties of plants and trees for sale? A garden center can provide the guidance you need and the selection of plants and trees that will best suit your needs. Consider how much maintentance you want to commit to in your yard; this will guide your choices in bushes, shrubs and plant selections. Many plants are available that are low maintenance, if your garden is not where you want to spend all your free time.
Trees, what about trees? Your yard is sterile except for an occasional leaf that blows from your neighbor’s yard. You consider the trees you loved as a child and decide on purchasing a few maple trees and buy pine trees for the property line. After your friends finish your version of weekend warrior, you sit on the patio and look at your garden. It is amazing at how a few trees and plants can make such a difference in such a small space. You understand a little more the meaning behind your grandmother’s favorite song, “What a Wonderful World”.