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April 04, 2020
Photography By Kelly Savoca & Ryan Kanaly (Banner Only)
At our house, we got to see Daffodils, Muscari, Fiddlehead ferns, and our peach trees in bloom just to name a few. Some folks in the south have likely started their cold-hardy vegetables like kale or cabbage directly outside. On the other hand, I like to start seeds indoors to control the environment a bit more.
Also, we are building 3 amazing raised beds. This has been a long process due to various life events but we are thrilled that this is the year that we get to make this happen! Alright, let’s get down to business and see what we tackled around the garden in March.
6 | Save any branches with flowers and place them in your home for décor. That’s it!
This was a fun project and I’d encourage you to give this a shot too especially while we are all at home. Building a sun tracker will help you better identify how many hours of sun each area of your space is receiving. It’s a great tool to use when planting and transplanting throughout your yard. You’ll be able to see what areas are full shade, part shade, or full sun. These are the steps I took:
1 | I made a rough sketch of my yard and every hour watched how the sun moved or where shadows formed.
2 | Measured my yard by walking it. Most people can walk their yard one foot in front of the other. I took slightly larger steps since my foot is about 8". This will help you make your diagram proportional.
3 | I used the dot grid page in our Garden Planner to make this to scale. 1/2" = 3'. From there I drew this out so that it looked cleaner and more accurate.
4 | This will help you determine how many hours of sun certain areas of your yard will receive.
5 | I'll track the sun again come April as our trees and brush fill in around the yard. You could build this out for Spring, Summer, & Fall since they may slightly differ.
6 | Ok get to work, you can do this too! Don't miss our video on how we made this HERE.
Building Raised Cedar Beds
This is what they looked like in just one week!
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