Did you know that April is National Lawn and Garden Month? Well now that you do, it’s time to celebrate! Many people use this as a month to focus on their own garden or lawn and others use it as an opportunity to beautify their community. However, you want to celebrate, we got you covered!
Organize a Neighborhood Clean Up
Gardening extends beyond your backyard. It’s important to take proper care of your neighborhood and community too! Rally up all your neighbors and friends and get to work. You can walk the streets and collect trash, plant flowers in heavily populated areas, connect with local charities and create a community garden. The opportunities are endless, but the more projects you complete together the better your community will look.
Start a New Gardening Project
Now is the perfect time to start a new project in your garden! Get lost on Pinterest till you find a project that stands out to you. If you aren’t much of a DIY pro, you can start with something as easy as scrubbing down your lawn furniture. More advanced projects can include building your own flower beds, trimming overgrown shrubs and even planting your own vegetable garden.
Take Time to Enjoy your Garden
Now that the weather has changed for the better, it’s important to take advantage of that beautiful garden in your backyard. Have some friends over for a picnic and put those homegrown veggies to use. Gardens are also a great place to relax and catch some vitamin D.
Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Don’t have a yard, but still want in on the action? Indoor herb gardens not only provide fresh herbs at your fingertips, but also fill your home with fragrance and greenery. Most herbs can be grown indoors like basil, chives, mint, oregano and parsley. Growing your own herbs makes cooking at home easy and healthy. Be sure to do some research on the best type of herb garden for your space.
Enjoy a Local Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are a great way to eat organic fruits and veggies without the hassle of going to a grocery store. By shopping at your local farmers market, you will eat fresh, nutrient-rich foods for an affordable price. Farmers markets are a great way to bring communities together and support local small businesses and farms. Check out your local market today to see what you’ve been missing.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and yard waste such as grass clippings can be used in a compost pile. Compost improves soil structure and provides nutrients for plants, all from waste you typically throw out.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to celebrating National Lawn and Garden Month. Regardless of if you choose a small task or a big task, you are making a positive impact on the environment and your community.