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Here comes the most important Step that many will give up at this Step. Why? Simply because they can’t control their organic garden and it turns out to be a complete mess.

There are different types of plants available. These are divided into trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, bulbs and corms. You must think twice before planting trees because they have a tendency to grow out of control and also occupy a major proportion of your garden. Roses require a lot of care and work like regular spraying and removing of dead flowers. Bulbs and corms require separate amounts of efforts depending on their variety.


Some plants will be shipped bare root, others as potted plants. This depends on the plant variety and I’ve actually found preference to bare root plants. They do look dead when they arrive (they are actually dormant), but I assure you that unless they have visible signs of disease like rot they’ll thrive come spring.

I couldn’t afford to put my kids into organized sports this year. Instead, we have started going to a local park to play pick-up basketball, take the dogs out for walks more often, and play board games. While my eldest daughters could bake cookies, the existence of cookies did not depend on them baking them. Now if my kids want cookies (or if I want cookies!) my kids have learned to bake them.

Next, visualize your dream garden and imagine all your favorite vegetables, then make a garden plan. Next prepare your garden beds and plant your garden!

An herb garden is a wonderful idea. It can supply you with hummingbirds and bumbly bees as well as delightfully beautiful herbs. If you have a small area or no yard, you can container garden.

For the first time since 1990, gardeners have a new USDA hardiness zone map to aid in their Garden Planning.The new map is specially designed to be Internet-friendly and allows you to find your zone by zip code. You can also look at maps by state to get a comprehensive view of your area.

Since a lawn surface is an integral part of the entire garden, planning spaces as per the nature of activity will greatly reduce the pressure of maintaining a lawn surface.

Getting the right look in you garden takes a lot of planning. You simply can’t go to the garden store and randomly choose plants as there are many things to consider such as light conditions, soil conditions and surrounding plants. A well planned garden will have plants that thrive and compliment each other but a randomly chosen garden will look haphazard and may even be bad for the health of your plants.

You can’t beat the cost and selection of ordering by mail! Most mail order companies offer plant varieties you’ll never find anywhere else. The selections seem endless and I’ve been amazed what I can grow in New Mexico. Take advantage of fall specials and free shipping and you get a double bang for you buck. For about half of what I spend on a trip to the garden center on a single spring garden binge, I can have more variety and many more plants shipped to me at home.

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