Over the years I’ve learned that people are on either side of the yardwork fence, you either love it or you despise it. I’m a yard work junkie and find great satisfaction in having a weed free yard with a trimmed lawn and blooming flowers. Yesterday, I mowed our lawn for the first time this year! So to kick off the growing season here are 11 posts from around the web with information to get your yard and garden looking great!

5-Tips-for-First-Time-Gardeners If you don’t know where to begin, check out these tips from Cottage at the Crossroads


Sherelle has beautiful photos of her garden and the produce she raises. Even those with a black thumb will be wanting to grow garden produce like she does. They even have their own greenhouse–which I’m pretty envious of.


This potted wall is a great way to bring color into a small space by Better Homes and Gardens

RMS-kmphelps_window-box-coleus-Supertunias-geraniums-Superbells-fuschia_s3x4_lg Find tips on how to plant amazing container gardens from HGTV.


This seed book by Lovely Greens is a great way to keep your seed packets organized, and help you know what you already have when you go to the seed store.


Sara from Our Best Bites shows how to create raised garden beds from start to finish.


The family Handy Man shows how to bring your grass from neglected to the greenest on the block.

PicMonkey Collage Creating curb appeal by Love of Family and Home.

90 Included in HGTV’s top garden trends of 2014 are gardening apps that let you plan before you do. This looks like a fun way to plan before you head to the nursery.


When choosing plants for your yard don’t focus so much on the color that you forget about the smells! Read more about planting a fragrant path on

100684120.jpg.rendition.largest The hot summer heat can leave yards looking sad. This post on shares a plan for heat-resistant plants that will look great all summer.


  1. Oh man! I had better get right on all of these projects! If only I had a yard junkie friend to come tell me what to do! 🙂

  2. I’m not sure why, but I can’t see any of the pictures. All other websites seem fine. I’ll check back later.

  3. No photos here, either 🙁

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  5. Looks so pretty! I love spring!

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