This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
We finished putting in our vegetable garden a few weeks ago and now I'm working on pretty-ing up the front of the house. We have a few rosebushes that we planted near some gardenia bushes around the front porch when we first moved in that have grown up tall and beautiful over the past couple of years. I totally recommend the knock-out roses because I have not managed to kill them despite shameful neglect when I was pregnant. And they still just keep coming back bigger and better, which is a pretty good testament to their name. The left side of the porch, however, is bare and in need of a facelift.
I agreed to write about Scott's because we've been using the Scotts Nature Scapes mulch in our own flower garden to help maintain moisture and prevent weeds.
Now they have Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch which is made 100% from sustainably harvested Eucalyptus trees and so it doesn't have any waste materials (like leftover construction wood or ground up pallet parts) so I put that on my list of gardening supplies we'd need to spruce up the other side of the porch, along with some weedblock landscape fabric (no one wants to be pulling weeds constantly) and some new gardening gloves because I have no idea where mine disappeared to.
That's not true. I have an idea and it's name is Scarlette.
A tip: do not put your mulch down until after all your seeds have sprouted. You are welcome
Anyhow, here is what our house looked like when we moved in:
And here is what it looked like after tearing out some dead bushes and planting some flowers and adding Scotts Nature Scapes mulch
And here is what I want it to look like when I finish putting in all the new flowers for this year:
Okay, that might be a bit of a reach but still, I think it's fairly do-able, right?
So if you're into the whole sustainable gardening thing, which I am, then grab a bag and get started!