Budgeting for That New Backyard

Backyard renovations and new landscape installations are an exciting feat for me. It is very easy though, for my creative and unruly side to overwhelm my rational, realistic side when planning a new garden or landscape design. What can I say, I love plants. 'The more, the merrier.' Sadly, budgets are a reality that many must abide by when considering the addition of new landscape features to a yard or property. 

After having to tone down my spring garden plans and landscaping projects for the yard this year, and meet my own frugal budget, I thought what a perfect topic for a new article. My latest featured Helium article, Tips and tricks to landscaping on a budget, discusses my predicament further, and provides some hopefully helpful advice to assist in the organizing the budget for your new backyard or landscaping project. 

Please feel free to share any tips or advice you may have about landscaping on a budget in the comments area…


Turning the Garden Soil

Apricot blossoms
~by J A Tucker

The gardens are calling! The warm sun is finally shining, and the new shoots of springs are erupting all over the yard. Mission of the week: get the garden soil turned and ready for all the new plants.

Spring has been extremely busy so far this year. Between the massive spring cleanup of my new yard and gardens, and the endless mountain of boxes that overtook my new office during the move, sadly my writing was forced to the back burner, so to speak. Still in search of the office I know exists somewhere behind that pile boxes, I decided that I should not be letting it hold me back from returning to my writing.

Over the next week or so, I will be doing a few springtime updates. Feel free to take a quick peek at what’s new.

Make sure to check back throughout the summer for new posts as I build my new vegetable garden, berry and melon patches, kitchen/ herb garden, and update my out-of-date front and backyard. I have loads of work to do!