I just checked out the backyard makeover the Ruth won from Curbside Chaos. Some pretty amazing results, and easy enough for most homeowners to do themselves. Watch the video and see the makeover for yourself.
I especially liked their use of bulbs, since they are so much more forgiving than many other options. For the most part, bulbs which are meant for your climate zone are pretty much just a case of popping them in a hole at the right time of year. They don’t have shock issues like established plants either.
I did quite a bit of work on my yard this spring, to overcome the rundown state it had gotten to, but have much more to do. With a $5,000 makeover budget, I could put in the patio area I have been wanting, bring in a few rock features and add a whole lot more color. My existing flower beds could sure use a more aesthetic design & a stone firepit would be wonderful if budget allowed.
Since I don’t have that kind of a budget, I just looked at the Garden Guru Tool, to see what kind of bulbs would be a good choice to fill in spots with. The tool suggested several that I already have growing in my yard successfully, so that was promising. One of the suggestions, Muscari did not did not last past one season in my yard, but I think I will try putting some in again… my dogs may have destroyed them last time.
There has been revitalization work going on in my general area, and a good deal is needed, so the donations this site is giving to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities , for tweets containing the hashtag #CurbsideChaos also caught my attention. For each tweet with the hashtag, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” will donate $1.00.
If you don’t consider yourself a green thumb, don’t be daunted. Bulbs may be just the solution for you. They can even be grown indoors in the cold months for a fresh burst of color during those drab months, visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more