I've mentioned before that I don't have much of a green thumb. I'd love for my yard and flowerbeds to look great, but I need a lot of guidance and help to know what kinds of plants would do best in which spots. Then, once they're in, I need even more help to keep them growing well. Luckily, there's lots of help out there. Miracle Gro recently introduced a team of real-life gardeners who share their tips and experiences to help the rest of us ~ they even have helpful videos to show you exactly what to do in different situtations.
I've learned that Fall is a great time for adding some new plants or shrubs to your yard. The ground is still warm so new roots can take hold, but it's not so sweltering hot that tender new plants dry up before they even have a chance to grow. (Plus, it's not nearly as uncomforable to be outside working). I recently spent several days outside tackling an overgrown jumble of shrubs (and weeds) near our pool.
I'm not going to lie, it was hard work cutting and digging out all the old shrubs and putting in the new ones, but I know it'll look so much better by next year when we start our pool season. I'm also confident that my new shrubs have a great chance of surviving my "brown thumb" thanks to the Miracle Grow Tree and Shrub soil that I used around my new plants.
Check out the Gardenieres site for lots of fantastic tips and videos to help with your Fall planting. I really like this video sharing 10 Common Things to watch out for when gardening. (Believe me, I need all the tips I can get!)
Also be sure to check out Miracle-Gro Facebook page for even more tips and great info. You can talk to fellow gardeners and share your own gardening stories.