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A yard is a wonderful thing, a place for you and your family to get out and enjoy the outside, fresh air, and each other. What you do with your yard is largely up to you. Towns may have ordinances about fence heights and borderlines, but when it comes to planning the sky is the limit.
It is always nice to plan a focal point in the yard, something that draws the eye to a point of beauty. Whether you use a statue, lamppost or even a rock, planning a garden around it will give the viewer something pleasing to look at.
A garden, even a small one, is a great way to dress up and beautify your lawn. Planting perennials (flowers that come up every year) will reduce some of the work that comes with the care of a garden.
Be sure to find out what plants grow well in your area. Certain plants do well in hot places, where others do well in cool. Access a growing map on the Internet or in any gardening book to find which plants will work for you.
Consider planting vegetables among your flowers. Fresh vegetables are delicious and very healthy. Planting a few lettuce plants or tomatoes in among the flowers will not draw away from the flower’s beauty, but will give you some wonderful healthy treats to add to the dinner table.
If your yard is small, you may consider planting in pots that are portable. The plus side of using pots is that when the season is over you can bring the plants in the house.
Get out and enjoy your yard.