Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about gardening. A well-maintained landscaped yard benefits you by adding curb appeal. If you are planning on putting your home on the market, curb appeal helps to make a great first impression and can help increase your home value. Not planning a move anytime soon? Sprucing up your home is always beneficial, and gardening offers plenty of bonuses, such as exercise, relieves stress, and utilizes your creativity.
Do you need gardening tips on maintaining a garden in North Texas? “The Garden Show,” presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners, will be held on March 21st and 22nd at the Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney. This indoor event features educational events and speakers presenting on gardening in North Texas. The show will offer presentations for homeowners, hands-on demonstrations, and activities for children. Informative seminars will be given on a wide range of topics, including vegetable gardening, rainwater harvesting, container gardening, tree care and pruning, and more. Additionally, there will be plenty of vendors to check out.
When planning your landscaping, keep in mind the North Texas climate and soil. You may want to focus on shrubs and plants that don’t need as much water due to water constrictions. Lantana flowers add color, attract butterflies, and once established, don’t require much water or maintenance. Another option is the verbena plant. Verbenas are great flowers to use for borders or containers, such hanging baskets or patio containers. They are drought resistant, able to tolerate the hot sun, and attract butterflies.
If you are considering a vegetable or herb garden, it is best to plant them in a raised bed due to soil conditions. A raised bed allows for better drainage, gives you more control over the soil, and warms more quickly in the spring. Additionally, you may want to consider getting a rain barrel to conserve water and to have water on hand for maintaining your garden.
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If you are looking to buy or sell in Collin County, Texas, call The Fejeran Group today. We serve the North Dallas area and can help you reach your goals!