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Spring is in the Air!

Happy May from Desert Rose!

We are excited to say that Spring is in the air! I think after this interesting winter we are all excited about the warm weather and the endless possibilities it presents for transforming our yards during this growing year. Between the hardships that Covid has brought, we believe everyone is looking forward to turning a new page in their life. Studies have shown that being in nature and among plants and wildlife helps to improve our mood. Whether your yard has always been a low priority and this year you want to change that, or gardening has been one of your hobbies for years, this month's blog is going to cover some of the ways to maximize the beauty of your yard and get you set up to have a successful growing season.

One of the most important things you can do for your garden is to ensure your plants are getting enough food and water. This includes the amount of sunlight (as appropriate for each plant, this information can be found on a plant tag at the time of purchase or by a quick online search), as well as proper fertilizing. Getting yourself on a regular fertilizing plant schedule will have dramatic results for your yard (as always make sure you follow the directions on the fertilizer).

If you have been wanting to add some new plants to your yard, consider plants that will attract and benefit wildlife. Attract more hummingbirds to your yard with plants such as Daylilies, Trumpet vine, and Trumpet honeysuckle. Plants such as Lavender, Coneflowers, Catmint, and Yarrows attract not only bees but also butterflies. If you are allergic to bees we would recommend you stay away from them. However, if you are afraid of bees, remember, that bees are actually very calm creatures (you can even gently pet them). The only time they sting is when they or their hive feels threatened. Bees play an important role in our ecosystem and sustaining plant life and it's important for us to help support their role on this planet.

We hope these tips help you get a good start on upgrading your yard this year. If you would prefer to get your yard done but feel overwhelmed or intimidated, don’t be afraid to give us a call and we will gladly assist you in creating your backyard oasis!


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