I feel like I keep saying that I think our snow is finally done and sadly it is May and we have already had another snow storm come through. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have Spring Fever (big time). So what I have started to do is plan what I need for gardening supplies to make it turn into sustainable gardening.
I long for my yard to look beautiful like years past and even better. I love looking at photos I have taken over the years of other beautiful flowers and plants to help spark my creativity.
For starters I know I will need some gardening tools (rake, hoe, shovel, trowel, etc…). I must not forget to buy a new pair of yard gloves. These are so important to keep my hands from getting sore, stained and even cut at times. Next on the list is to buy plants, flowers and some seeds to get my yard back into beautiful shape. After that all I need is some strong muscles and to get busy.
I almost forgot to add one more thing to my to-do-list for preparing my yard for a season or two of beauty. I am thinking about trying Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch.
Don’t worry…I know I don’t live in Florida and many of you don’t too. This mulch is made from 100% Florida grown eucalyptus. Scotts Florida Select Mulch is available nationwide in three different colors. I really like the Deep Forest Brown color.
But Classic Black and Sierra Red are nice too.
I like using Scotts Mulch because it helps maintain moisture which is very important in the dry climate I live in. Mulch also prevents weeds, which I LOVE! I am excited to see the variety of textures Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in. It will make my yard look great for every season. And I feel like I am given back to the earth. The reason is Scotts Florida Select Mulch is a no waste wood and is guaranteed free from any demolition, construction, pallet or other waste materials. The sustainably-harvested Eucalyptus that is grown on Florida plantations is a renewable resource that re-grows up to 4 times faster than Cypress. So in my book this is a feel good mulch.
Now, I am ready to get back into my Spring yard and make it beautiful once again.
Just in case you have never used mulch before it is very simple to do. Just spread the mulch 3 inches deep around your shrubs, flowers, veggies and trees (wait until your seeds have germinated and your plants are developed. But, remember to keep mulch several inches away from your tree trucks and house foundations, including other wood structures.