Summer is the season for gardening in Texas! With a huge variety of vegetables and flowering plants to choose from, there’s a gardening option for everyone and every budget.
Raised Bed Gardening
Store-bought and home-made raised beds can be used in nearly any backyard. Depending on where you live, Texans can grow vegetables from March through November. This is a great guide to help you get started on raised bed gardening.
Who doesn’t love a pop of color in the yard? Perennial flowers (flowers that bloom every year) and annuals (flowers that only survive one growing season) are both great options for your flower bed. Mulch makes an economic ground cover and offers fantastic curb appeal.
Planning for Next Year
One of the most economical things you can do is plan your garden for next year. Purchase seeds (buy in bulk and share the cost with friends and family) to plant next spring. You can even get a head start on your spring garden by starting your seeds indoors. With a little extra TLC, you’ll have a flourishing garden for a fraction of the cost of plants bought at the nursery.
Potted plants on the patio provide wonderful curb appeal and are fairly easy to maintain. Succulents and annuals typically do very well in pots. Even some fruits and vegetables, like strawberries and herbs, do well in pots. Potted plants are also fun for the whole family to plant and maintain.