So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this
Find Your Planting Zone
Part of decorating your outdoor space is personal taste, and the other is selecting landscaping, hardscape and plants that thrive in your USDA hardiness zone. Find your zone at planthardiness.ars.usda.gov to help you get started planning.
Develop a Plan for Your Garden
Develop a long-term plan for your garden that’s designed for growth. As time allows, work on expanding your backyard’s development. Working on your backyard garden is a great learning experience for the whole family.
Research Before You Plant
Prior to planting, do your research and consider important factors like the plant size at maturity, placing the right plant in the right space, blooming cycle and color, watering requirements, resistance to insect damage and required maintenance.
Test Your Soil
A soil quality test helps you better understand your soil’s current baseline and make nutrient adjustments for plants you’re looking to introduce to your garden. Local resources like the Master Gardeners of Greene County offer soil testing through MU.