Though the winter weather continues to rage and it may be hard to believe, warmer weather is right around the corner. Soon it will be time to get out and do some serious digging in the dirt. But if you don’t want to be the person in your neighborhood with “that” yard, you’ll want to avoid making some relatively common landscaping mistakes. Failing to plan. The best landscaping works with the space it’s in. It’s not minimalist, but it doesn’t try to do too much. It mixes different elements to create a pleasing atmosphere. Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, you’re not..
If your decorations aren’t already up you’re probably already planning on adding something festive to your yard soon (unless you just aren’t into that sort of thing). Thing is, it doesn’t take much to turn your decor into a disaster. Here are 5 ways to make sure you avoid a display that sends Santa running for cover. Don’t overdo it with the lights. We’ve all seen that family who puts lights on every available outdoor surface. Like this picture. Right here. The result isn’t festive: it’s gaudy. Besides, it’s a great way to send your electric bill into the stratosphere.
Winter is coming! The Farmer’s Almanac predicts the first flurries of the year will happen around November 29th. That means you’ve only got a few short weeks to handle your final fall gardening tasks. Give Your Houseplants Some Shelter If you have houseplants which you put out during the warmer months then it’s time to bring them inside. Make sure you spray them down for unwanted pests before you do. GardenKnowHow.com also suggests taking this opportunity to get them pruned before you bring them inside. The site also suggests acclimating your plants by bringing them inside at night..