Usually at this time of the year I have cleaned the 'crud' out of my garden, picked up the mess in my yard and am enjoying the tulips and the sprouts of green in my yard.
This year, I'm still looking at snow, and expecting 6 inches in the next few days. So I'm only dreaming about prepping my yard.
I recently learned about Scotts , it helps maintain moisture, comes in a variety of textures and Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in 3 colors!
I've been starting to gaze longingly at gardening supplies in area stores, it all looks appealing, everything from boring old shovels to the cute gardening gloves, and then there are all those packets of seeds......
I really like Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch, it comes from 100% Florida grown Eucalyptus trees which grow 4x's faster than Cypress. Scotts is on the right track with their mulch, sustainable gardening is the wave of the future, the mulch is natural, sustainable, and fairly local, not so much local here in MN, but more local than coming from another country!
To prep your yard begin with the essentials:
-Scotts Florida Select Mulch
-Clean, well working garden tools
-Plants in a variety of colors, sizes and blooms
Wouldn't it be spectacular to see a bloom like this in your garden:
After moving my clematis I was worried, but with tender care and good mulching here's a photo of a bloom
And then we have a little more inspiration, my garden is a work in progress and with a bit more, ok...a lot more mulching, I think it will be looking good!
Nothing inspires me like flowers and a beautiful garden, how about you? Are you ready to plant? Have you been inspired?
Florida Select Mulch is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!
Eucalyptus Mulch is the best option for your landscape because it is:
1. SUSTAINABLE: Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.*
2. NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
3. EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds naturally** while helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
4. LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown - helps support your local economy.
*Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.
**A three-inch layer of Eucalyptus Mulch naturally helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight.
How to Use: Spread 3 inches deep. Keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures.
When to Apply: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where to Use: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where Not to Use: Avoid use: Before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.
Coverage Area: A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover the following: At a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding.