Create you own backyard nursery
You may buy a lot of plants, find a great sale or have friends gift you plants, trees and shrubs, but all of a sudden you have too many plants and need to put them somewhere until you can get them in the ground.
Having one area, close to water and in partial shade will help you care for the plants and help keep you on a planting schedule. I like to mix a few flower in my nursery are to make it pretty and a place I may place a chair and hang out.
I usually end up with a lot of plants so my area is large. But make it a size that will hold your plants. I put down cardboard to choke out grass and all wood chips to help keep the soil cool. I usually edge the area with brick or rock to help keep lawn mower out ;)
I try to separate them by size and use. Trees in the back, shorter plants in the front.
There is either a rain barrel near by or a water hose and I have compost and soil nearby for plants that need more or prepared ahead so I am ready to go when its planting time. I try to only let plants set ere a certain amount of time -and I am not always successful at this. Sometimes I I am not sure where to place it it sits longer than I want.
i buy and trade plants a lot so this has become a very important area for me.
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