As of Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Winter getting you down when you’d rather be out in the yard? Well, if you can’t be out there, the next best thing is planning ahead for what you’ll do when you can be.
Make your plan to improve your outdoor space
It’s a family affair; here you gather, you play and enjoy social entertaining. Your yard is an extension of your home, so what do you need to carry that out. Patio furniture, outdoor kitchen and a firepit are bigger ticket items you should start planning and saving for now. Another option is enhanced landscaping.
Have an idea on what plants will work
Keep your yard maintenance to a minimum by choosing the right plants, trees and shrubs for location and landscaping. Consult the USDA’s plant hardiness zone map to determine which plants are most suitable for your area now to make nursery shopping more efficient come spring.
What equipment will you be needing this season?
Now is a good time to start getting your outdoor power equipment serviced before the spring rush. You can also use this time to shop and compare for new equipment – such as an edger, lawnmower or blower — to improve your landscaping and reduce your summer workloads.
Will this work take a professional?
Maybe you can do this work all on your own. But working a plan now will help you determine what all you can take on, and what portions are better left to a professional landscaping service.
Need supplies? Advice? Our staff is ready to assist you at Green Acres Nursery in Grangeville, 208-983-0355, www.lindsleysgreenacres.com, and like us on Facebook.