Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

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My Dad had the ability to make anything in the garden grow and flourish. As a little girl I would hear people say he had a green thumb. That always confused me, because I would look at his hands and there wasn’t a trace of green at all.  He seemed to be proud of the green that only adults could see as far as I could tell.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

Just like my Dad, I now too find solace and great joy when my hands are working in a garden. In fact, when we were looking for a new family home, finding a place with a back yard in which I could putter and garden was an absolute must. Luckily, I think we found that place.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

We live in the dessert and we share our backyard space with interesting wildlife.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

And, fortunately, this is as prickly as our neighbors get.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

 Our outdoor space means so much to our family. It is where we play, explore and dream!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

As the winter months draw to a close, I have been refining my ideas for sprucing things up and making our backyard spring and summer ready. Summer will bring kiddie pools, popsicles, nighttime star gazing, backyard movies and dancing in the rain; all best enjoyed on a beautifully lush, cool and green lawn.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

This year we are hoping to add a yummy vegetable garden and a large fairy garden right next to our lawn and I can’t wait to get started! We are going to have so much fun growing vegetables and then of course making a wonderful and cool retreat for our magical guests. And as my 8 year old daughter says we need to make sure our lawn and backyard are “tip top so that the fairies will want to stay”. You have to love her style, so here is a great check list to help keep your lawn and backyard a place you enjoy!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

1. Early spring is the time to take stock of the condition of your lawn. If you wait until summer, especially here in the desert it is a bit too late. I aerate, rake and mow away the old grass, and of course use Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed. It will cover up to 5,000 square ft and helps you rid your lawn of the weeds you see and thicken your grass to crowd out the ones you don’t!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

I picked my Turf Builder® up in the garden center at my local  Walmart.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

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2. Make sure to trim up all the dead and dry winter tree branches and bushes.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

3. Get those backyard fire pits and BBQ’s ready! In our family this usually means cleaning up all of those melted marshmallow bits that have found their way in there!

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

4. Clean up flower beds and get those pots ready for new flowers. For flower beds, a quick clean up of the old flowers works wonders and for pots I do this by clearing out the old soil and flowers.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!

5. Clean up those water features. We do a complete drain and clean in the early spring on our pond to get it ready for the summer months.

Spruce Up Your Lawn And Backyard This Spring!I hope these tips have helped and I would love to hear what plans you have to spruce up your lawn and outdoor space this Spring! If you are looking for some great outdoor ideas and inspiration then make sure to visit HERE.

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Stay Happy! Stay Informed!

Jen





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  1. So smart about cleaning the water features. Ours get terrible in the winter!
    I always get happy when we write about the same thing. Even though we live in such different places, it would be fun to have a day in your life, and you in mine!
    When I was a kid, there was a local business that had a giant picture of a green thumb on its van. I think it was a landscaping business. I always loved the visual.
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    1. I know right?! Unless we clean our pond before the hundred degree temps hit it gets really scary! Best to do it in the spring when it is not so hot and less likely to turn green and murky. Eeeww!

      I like the idea of a van driving around with that on it. It makes me happy!

      P.S. Yes you should come visit. I will take you to get fresh tortillas and tamales :) Then you can take me to get cookies and pie. We do not have a pie bar….
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  2. Hi Jen, I am a terrible gardener, the only success I’ve ever had is with cactus plants, and that’s only because they thrive on neglect. Oh and I did used to manage cherry tomato plants when the children were younger, but they ran wild (the plants not the children).

    Neal loves his lawn and bought a lawn mower a few years back, which still tickles us to this day as we have the smallest bit of lawn you can imagine, it literally takes him five minutes to mow each side, but he loves it dearly and looks after it like it is his baby.

    Your garden and beyond does look nice and I can imagine lots of fun being had star gazing and marshmallow toasting.

    xx
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      And that right there is why the cactus garden industry thrives… I would assume :) Let me know if you need some additions. I have plenty all around me!

      I think your husband and I would get along just fine. He and I could talk lawns for hours! We really must all meet in person some day!
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  3. Aaahhh your yard looks so pretty. I am completely incapable of keeping any plants alive that don’t provide food, sigh. I just can’t.

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      You are quite the gardener though! I have seen the proof :) I am so excited to finally get back to gardening this year. Our old house had some awesome raised boxes and the hubs is going to make me some this year now that I finally feel ready to get back into vegetable growing. I can’t wait!
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