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Spring Gardening Tips!

by The Rullo Team

The first day of summer is right around the corner! Add stunning curb appeal to your Fox River Valley home and create a peaceful space filled with fresh produce and beautiful flowers for your whole family to enjoy. Get your green thumb ready to follow these top tips for gardening success!

1. Map It Out

Start your garden off with a plan. Figure out the layout of your garden in terms of what plants look best near each other, the distance between each of them, where the sunlight hits, and more. The more you can plan out ahead of time, the better your garden will end up!

2. Begin Indoors

Get your plants started inside. All you need to do is fill containers with potting mix, moisten with water, and carefully add your seeds. Make sure to place in a warm spot of your home that receives 12 to 16 hours of daylight. Once your plants have gotten larger, you can transfer outdoors.

3. Prepare Your Soil

Make sure your soil is ready. Purchase a soil kit from your local home improvement store to learn its type and pH level. This information will help you determine what modifications your soil needs in order to grow the healthiest plants.

4. Start Planting ASAP

With our cold winters in the Fox River Valley, you want to make sure that you time out your planting properly so you start early enough to truly enjoy the plant throughout the warmer parts of the year.

5. Prune

Help stimulate plant growth and improve the look of your garden by pruning shrubs and trees. Just ensure that you are only pruning those plants that have bloomed on new growth from this year. If you prune plants that are still on last year's growth, you could cause irreparable damage to the plant.

6. Mulch

Save time in the future by adding several inches of mulch around your garden. Mulch moderates soil temperatures, saves water, reduce weeds, and wards of disease. When spreading out the mulch, be sure to water the soil before and after in order to keep the mulch a couple of inches away from your stems. Check out this Guide to Mulch Buying from the Chicago Tribune for more helpful information.

 


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Great Fall Landscaping Trends for Your Fox River Valley Home!

by The Rullo Team

Fall in the Fox Valley is a spectacular time of year! The beautiful colors of orange, red, yellow and more add much needed color to the cooler months. If you're looking to sell your home, or just add a little 'spice' to your landscape, check out these great Fall Landscaping Trends!


 

1. Modern Fireplace Features that incorporate Technology


 

2. Contemporary Groupings for Fall's favorite plants- Chrysanthemums, sunflowers, mums and the ambiance of the natural colors of the leaves on the trees!


 

3. Create areas for Entertaining with choice lighting- Pendant lights and hanging old fashioned light strands give your area great atmosphere appeal.


 

4. Utilize Natural Elements- Porcelain tiles, metal fixtures and a collage of floral pots, hanging lanterns and great outdoor organic rugs in the colors of the season.


 

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