Don’t fill every inch of your space with plants and flowers.istock/vgajic
By next spring, you’ll have a weeding and pruning nightmare. Don’t give up gardening all together, though—gardening has some surprising health benefits.
We know you love that “pretty” red mulch, but…istock/CharlieTurchetta
It has been found to contain arsenic and other harsh chemicals that can be harmful to children and pets and will contaminate your soil.
Check out these gardening tips for beginners to learn what you should be doing when you start your landscaping or gardening.
Hate bagging leaves?istock/ukrainec
You don’t have to. If there’s just a light layer, go over them with your mower and leave them on your lawn. As they break down, they’ll help limit weeds from popping up. (For the sake of your neighbors though, just don’t use a leaf blower.)