Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA

Resolutions for the avid gardener in 2015

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Happy New Year gardening fans! We hope that you and your family had an enjoyable time ringing in the New Year and hope that this coming year is a great one!

Now that the New Year is here, many of you may be looking to better yourselves. The time of year is traditional for people to try to exercise more, eat healthier, quit smoking, etc. As an avid gardener, maybe you don’t need to make yourself better, maybe you just need to add more gardening to your life?

Take a look at our resolution ideas and become inspired to work on some aspects of your garden that you never dreamed of.

1. Resolve to get those weeds under control
So you may not be able begin this resolution right now because of the area’s recent cold spell, but it’s still a good one to take up. As soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, start hoeing and cultivating bare soil to kill weed seeds before they germinate. Pull small weeds before they establish firm root systems. Your garden will thank you when you begin planting. 😉

2. Rework your least favorite part of your garden
Even the most devoted gardener has that one part of their yard or garden that they put off redesigning ever year. Maybe the soil in it is bad or maybe the sun doesn’t shine on it for more than a few minutes each day. Whatever the reason, resolve to tackle it! There are so many things you can do with unused space in your yard, like creating a rock garden or shaded plant area. After all, isn’t more space what every gardener wants?

3. Clean out your gardening bench or junk drawer
Has your gardening bench seen better days? Maybe you could spend some time this winter organizing it and sprucing it up. Clean out all the drawers, see what you have and restock your supply. Then when the warm weather starts to arrive your work area will be ready to go.

4. Edge your garden beds
Again, you might not be able to conquer this resolution until later in the year, but it is still a good one to make. Nothing says “half finished” like a beautiful garden with no edging. Start thinking about your plan now and get all the tools. Then remember to be excited to accomplish this task in the spring.

5. Sit and enjoy your garden
For all the time you spend working on your garden, you deserve to enjoy relaxing in it, right? Promise to spend at least 20 minutes each day truly enjoying your garden. Have a glass of iced tea and watch the birds. Sit and smell your beautiful flowers. Grab a book or your e-reader and sit among your gorgeous trees.

Everyone at Edward’s Garden Center is looking forward to big things in 2015! We hope you all have a great year too.

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