Time for Spring Gardening

The homeowners in our communities have beautiful homes and yards! This time of year we start to see lots of colorful flowers blooming and leaves return to trees. As you prepare for spring gardening, we thought it would be helpful to provide some tips from the experts.

Beautiful yards in our Rutland community.

HGTV has 14 simple gardening tips and tricks to make every garden come back to life in spring. Here are some of our favorites:

  • To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you’ll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can’t collect beneath them.
  • The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain, use it to water potted patio plants, and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to the “vegetable soup.”
  • Use leftover tea and coffee grounds to acidify the soil of acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, gardenias and even blueberries.

Send us pictures of your gardens and yards, and we’ll share them on our Facebook page. Enjoy your spring gardening!

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