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Foreclosure and Gardening 101: Starting a Garden in Your New Home

May 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 135

Did you notice that foreclosed homes mostly lack the proper maintenance? It is most likely that when you buy a foreclosed property, you will see that the lawns are not well kept and the garden needs to be rescued and fixed. If you have purchased a foreclosed home with a lawn that needs a complete overhaul, do not worry because there are many ways to revive your garden.

Remember that redecorating your property is not just about renovating or re-designing the interior and exteriors of your home. This also includes your lawn or garden where you and your children can spend time being silly; where you can host barbeque and pool parties without fuss.

Transform your old and unmaintained garden into a place of whimsy with the proper theme, design and set up, ensuring your guests will not realize that what you have purchased is a pre-owned or a foreclosed home.

Do not worry if you are a newbie when it comes to starting your own garden, the best thing that you should remember is that you have to have the right mindset and determination to start a healthy looking garden. Here are some tips on how to maintain and redecorate your lawn or garden:

Tip 1. First thing that you should do is to plan ahead. Think of what and how you want your garden to look like. If there is one thing that you should keep in mind when planning to start a new and improved lawn or garden is to initially aim for a smaller garden. Although it is not wrong to envision a large garden covered in flowers and other vegetation, it wouldn't hurt if you start with a small one, something that is easy to maintain. You can expand your garden as time goes by, anyway.

Tip 2. Choose the proper location for your start up garden. Find a place that receives enough sunlight without the risk 0f drying your plants to death. And once you have chosen the perfect spot, clean the space out by pulling out all the weeds and unwanted plants in the area.

Tip 3. Always make sure to improve and make the soil healthy. Use 0rganic fertilizer and compost to avoid contaminating the soil. Dig the soil around your plants to keep them aerated.

Tip 4. Select a variety of annuals and perennials for your garden. If you want to make your garden filled with colorful flowers and other plants the whole year round, choose a good mix of flowering plants. The plants should also be chosen based on how much sunlight and water they need to keep them alive and healthy.

Tip 5. Usually, expert gardeners would use seeds to plant and grow a lush garden. For your case however, beginners should look for a fool proof plan to avoid disappointments. Use seedlings or plants from nurseries and local gardens instead of literally starting from scratch and using seeds.

Tip 6. Water, water, water your plants. As simple and as easy as this may seem, watering plants are often times neglected and forgotten. And if this happens, you can be sure that your plants will wither and die and you will be forced to start from scratch.

And the most important thing to do is to have fun and enjoy creating things on your own and soon enough you will be hosting tea and barbeque parties in your well-kept garden. is the leading resource in online foreclosure listings.

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