When we bought our house, and it’s hard to believe we are nearing one year of home ownership, we had an almost barren backyard. Aside from some large bushes, a guava tree, and a large cluster of agaves, we had no grass, and a bunch of empty beds along the edge of the house. We learned that the best time to plant grass was in October, and that most certainly was not going to happen, seeing as we bought our home in October, and had plenty other costly expenses. So, after sorting the interior out, we began to work on the outside adding plants this last spring, but with such a hot summer we put the outdoor work on hold. However fall is around the corner and we are hustling to wrap up the beds and planters and prep for planting grass this October, and with that comes visiting local nurseries.
For those who love to get their hands dirty, I highly recommend visiting a local nursery as opposed to a big box home improvement place such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. You get so much more variety, knowledgable staff, and much lower prices, not to mention you’re supporting a small business.
I don’t consider myself to have a green thumb by any means, so this is a shared project between Patrick and myself. We bought several plants on our outing today, and hope to fill out the rest of our beds and planters within the next couple of weeks.
Now once we get the backyard all fleshed out I’m certain to do a blog post on it, where I’ll discuss more on our choices of plants, etc. So stay tuned!