I live in suburbia. Every house looks just the same. The Weeds theme song come to mind about the “little boxes made of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same.”
This is good and this is bad. Bad because, well, every house looks the same. I’d tell you mine is the ‘beige one,’ but they’re all beige. It’s good because when every house looks the same, stealing design ideas from your neighbours is easy!
Whenever a new listing of a house for sale is posted, my wife and I quickly scour the photos online to get ideas for arranging furniture, decorating, or renovating. And just as we get ideas for inside, we get ideas for outside too.
This works whether or not your houses ‘all look just the same’ or not, really. As spring springs and the wheels start turning on the projects you could get together for your garden and exterior decorating, walk around your neighbourhood and see what other people are doing.
I’ve gone and checked out driveway side gardens
Backyard retaining walls and plastic garden boxes
Sideyard flower beds.
All of those within half a dozen houses of my own, all interesting project ideas for my new season with the Scotts Gro Crew.
That last one is the one I like best. Okay, I really like the retaining wall garden the best, but that’s a little above my experience level. Maybe for Season 3 I can get that far. I mean last year was the first year I really got into yard design and gardening.
I built a raised garden bed for the first time, had a bountiful harvest of vegetables, and this year, in addition to switching up the mix of veg, I’m wanting to add some flower beds to the front yard. This in addition to continuing to work on my lawn’s bald patches, and getting the healthy parts thicker and greener.
It’s a big project, so I’m starting to get my supplies ready! Follow #IGrewIt on social to track my progress and others on the Scotts Gro Crew and to share yours too!
I’ve got Scotts Turf Builder Green Max to get deep greening in 3 days, Scotts Coated Grass Seed to jumpstart growth on my lawn along with Scotts EZ Seed to quickly fill in the dead spots.
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, Miracle-Gro Shake ‘n’ Feed will get my garden off to a good start. Scotts Outdoor Cleaner with Oxi Clean will help me polish up the furniture and decor to shine in the sun.
I’m starting growing some plants indoors with a seeding kit. We’re going to try some corn, different types of lettuce, beets, carrots, and onions this year.
Those are my plans, you should take the next week or so to get out and wander your neighbourhood to see if you can find inspiration with the new season and follow along with my projects and advice from the Scotts Gro Crew experts.
Here’s a contest to get you ready to say #IGrewIt this summer too!
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Disclosure: I’m a member of the Scotts Gro Crew.
We usually have a pretty standard veggie garden but this year we are adding cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, cucamelons and 6 kinds of squash. I’m also sprucing up and relocating a few flower beds as we are looking to sell in the next year!
#IGrewIt Starting a greenhouse
We want to start growing many different vegetables when we move into our new home but must sell our current one first. 🙂
We have had a small veggie garden and a strawberry patch so this year we decided to add a flower garden to our front yard 🙂
This year I have to do everything independently, figure out how to use a tiller and do all the labour on my own. I can do it !!!
We have two extensive vegetable gardens but our dream would be to set up a little greenhouse.
Growing vegetables in pots this year. #IGrewit
My Big Garden Project will be the creation a fairy garden.
I also want to start a small veggie garden. Just need to select the perfect place, (I am researching if I can grow veggies in planters to give me more options.)
The gardening project is my sister’s project and she has started all her seeds indoors and now just waiting for the weather to warm up to plant them in the garden.
I haven’t gardened before so planting a few veggies will be my big project.
I have a very very lol small garden of veggies
my vegetable garden
Last year was a write-off so I’m hoping to grow double the vegetables this year! Need all the help I can get
I want to start a small veggie garden this summer. My focus will be cucumber and tomatoes because they are my faves!
#IGrewIt I just got my herb garden done
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This is the first year that I get to pick from my asparagus patch, it’s been great so far!
I want to plant and Herb garden. #IGrewIt
we are going to try and grow squashes and eggplants
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I hope to grow some cucumbers and onions etc. It is nice to be able to grow some of my own food. #IGrewIt
I am hoping to plant some Big Boy and Beef Steak tomatoes, some red onions and cucumbers.My neighbor and I plant different things and then we share them with each other in the fall.She plants things like beets,squash and zucchini.This works out so well for both of us as we both like canning and making relish and pickles.Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity. #IGrewIt
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I’m making the garden this year. My first time!
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You go Carole!
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I plan to try growing some veggies this year.
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I just made some raised flower beds
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I have limited space, so grow some tomatoes and herbs