Chris Lambton: First thing to do when planning a summer garden is to create a flowering plan to make sure you have color from spring all the way to winter.
Peyton Lambton: Make a list of what you want in your yard before purchasing anything to make sure you aren't wasting money or going bigger than you can maintain.
CL: It depends on the amount of space you have in your yard. If you have little to no space, go vertical with your garden. If you have some space, go with a container garden so you can move it around with the sun and seasons. If you have an average-size yard, then you can go with a square foot garden with raised planting beds to make the most of your space.
PL: Don't bite off more than you can chew. Just because you have a huge yard doesn't mean you have to fill it with a square foot garden. This is another good time to make a list of what you will plant and what you want to get out of your garden. Planning is key!
CL: I recommend going to a local nursery and asking a professional there. You can also drive around your neighborhood and make note of what is growing best around you.
CL: Every garden should have herbs for cooking, tomatoes and your favorite flowers for picking.
PL: Marigolds and lavender are great to add because they help keep mosquitoes away and they look nice. Good way to add color and be functional at the same time!
PL: This depends on your climate zone. The two best times for planting are spring and fall.
CL: Fall is the best time to plant bulbs and perennials so they will begin popping up in the spring. If you missed that planting time, spring is also a good time to plant. Spring is better for annuals since they are only good for the season.
CL: If you have the time and a sunny place to grow, seeds are a much more cost effective way to get started. If you don't have the time and patience, then seedlings are the way to go.
CL: The most important thing about watering is when you water. Watering early in the morning is best because all the water will reach the roots when the ground is cool. This will allow the plant to absorb water and use it throughout the day.
PL: Using a water timer on your hose or irrigation system is a great way to monitor how much water your garden is getting. Set the timer for early in the morning — then you don't have to think twice about it.
Get more gardening tips from Chris and Peyton Lambton on HGTV’s Going Yard, which airs Saturday mornings at 9:30 EST.
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