The New Year is here, and that means it’s resolution season. People promise a variety of resolutions to better themselves for the New Year, from losing weight and exercising more to working harder for that promotion. But most resolutions have one thing in common: they’re forgotten by February. Set a goal you can actually accomplish with these New Year’s resolutions for gardeners.

3 Landscaping Resolutions for 2016

  1. new year's checklistI will compost more. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve let compositing fall by the wayside, composting can improve your garden and minimize kitchen waste. Simply install a composting bin, let nature go to work, and cross “nutrient-rich fertilizer” off your spring shopping list.
  2. I will live off the land. You may have fried up a tomato or two over the summer, but how much does that veggie garden actually benefit your family? A well-tended vegetable garden provides fresh fruits and veggies to your family almost year-round. Home grown food also makes an excellent gift, whether you’re welcoming new folks to the neighborhood or thanking an elementary school teacher for investing in your kids. Bonus: eating from the garden improves your health and helps you teach kids valuable lessons about hard work and earned results.
  3. I will make (and follow) a to-do list. How often have landscaping tasks fallen by the wayside because of other commitments? Before the year begins, make a quick calendar of major landscaping tasks to accomplish throughout the year (you can also print out a Georgia gardening calendar online). Check off the crucial tasks each month, and set aside Saturday morning for the little landscaping tasks that crop up throughout the week.

We can’t wait to see gorgeous gardens burst into bloom around Woodstock. For fresh ideas, healthy flowers and plants, and tools or hardscaping decor, visit Autumn Hill Nursery in Hickory Flat.

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