How do you know if your garden truly has the blahs?  Well, take the quiz below and see…..

1. Does your garden appear somewhat lackluster lately?  
2. Is the only color present, varying shades of green?  
3. Do you have fewer plants then when your garden was first planted? 

4. Are the only shapes in your garden shrubs that been pruned into varying round shapes?  
 5. Can you count the number of plants and trees you have on one hand?  

Did you answer yes to any of the questions?  If you did, then chances are your garden has a case of the ‘blahs’.  But before you decide to wallow in shame and figure that there is nothing you can do about it….STOP – because it is relatively easy to chase the ‘blahs’ away.

By following a few simple steps, you can have a beautiful garden with loads of curb appeal…..okay, at this point, I realize that this post is starting to sound like an infomercial – but I promise, I am not trying to sell you anything 😉
Over the next few days, we will cover simple ways to add interest to your garden.  It is not complicated or difficult to do.  Actually, the same steps can be used for any landscape, whether it is in front of an apartment complex, a restaurant, school, a church, a golf course…..pretty much anywhere.

 Our next post will cover taking inventory in the garden….deciding what to keep and what to get rid of.

**Your first homework assignment is to take a picture of your boring garden, whether it is in front, back or on the side.  Print out your picture and bring a red pen….more instructions will follow in the next post.**

My hope is that these posts will help you to achieve a garden full of interest and beauty that you are proud to call your own.