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Colin Peterson

Get Growing

So, it's garden time. Your outdoor space is cleared out, cleaned up, and ready to be planted.

And whether you're taking on larger endeavors or simply planting containers for the patio, it's important to do your homework and really know your outdoor area before getting started.

With the following to-do list (don't worry, it will be easy!), you'll be fully prepared to take on shopping for and planting your garden with confidence and style.


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Colin Peterson

Guide to a Nursery

Garden nurseries can be a bit overwhelming when you visit for the first time. There are so many beautiful plants to choose from, how do you know what's best for your home?

Lydia Pursell, owner of Leaf 'N Petal, says, "The best customer is a prepared customer."

What to Do Before:
• Know the dimensions of the area (or container) you're planting.
• Take pictures of your space to help choose plants and containers.
• Study your beds to see how much light they get during the day.


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http://www.myhomeideas.com/outdoor-living/gardening/beginners-guide-to-gardening