Growing up in a large metropolitan city and living in apartments meant I didn't grow up running around outside barefoot. Now that the husband and I live on nearly an acre in small town USA, we have lots of grass. See? That's just ONE side of our yard.
I find grass maintenance really intimidating because I associate it with being time intensive and expensive, so naturally I tend to avoid thinking about it because it seems daunting. I don't want to kill the grass, I don't want to lay down chemicals that'll harm Pee Wee, and I just put it out of my mind.
Having a nice yard is something I want, and I figure it's not fair to dump the duties all on my poor hubby. I spent some time over on the Jardinalidad website and found that it's really not all that daunting. Feeding my lawn (or yours!) every 6 to 8 weeks, or at least 3 times a year, can be beneficial.
The best part? It doesn't take more than about 15-30 minutes for an average size yard. We have a lot of grass to cover, but if Daniel and I focus on the backyard (where we spend the most time) and the front yard (hello, curb appeal), then I think it'll be manageable.
Another pesky part of lawn maintenance involves clover-- it is rampant in our backyard and drives me bonkers. The wonderful folks over at Scotts have tips for how to deal with clover weeds in your grass.
As a novice gardener who wants to spend more time outdoors, these tips really inspire me to tackle my DIY garden dreams. First on my list after basic grass feeding? Window boxes! These really add a pop of color and with the new shutters we're installing would make for a beautiful, inviting entrance.
Source: The Lily Pad Cottage
My second big DIY project involves getting rid of the weeds/random plants growing around our pond and replacing them with gorgeous, low maintenance, tropical-esque plants. Right now it's just a tad overwhelming:
What outdoor projects are you tackling this summer? If you need tips and tricks for easy DIY gardening, check out http://www.mijardinalidad.com/.Remember to always read and follow label directions for the referenced products.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Scotts . The opinions and text are all mine.