Easter in the Landscape
There's more to Easter in the garden than burying eggs for the kids. This year, dress up your yard by taking advantage of the themes of the season. In recent years, decorated trees have become more popular, and you can get in on the fun by adding egg ornaments to tree branches in anticipation of the blossoms and birds to come.
You can even get a jump start on summer fun by encouraging birds into the garden with strategically placed feeders and birdhouses. Like a little whimsy with your spring veggies? Plant some lettuce varieties in your favorite vegetable patch before the weather gets too hot, and add a few garden signs leading the way to your secret stash of greens.
Sow wildflowers on that bare spot by your shed or back gate. They're available in easy to plant mats that make bringing effortless color to your garden as easy as unrolling and watering.
If mirror balls aren't your garden décor of choice, you can still get added sparkle by including a few small hanging mirrors in your landscape. They'll catch the light and look like tinsel -- in a good way. Don't stop with encouraging wildlife and adding some color. Outdoor living spaces are very fashionable, and a few pieces of furniture, comfy cushions and soft lighting may be all you need to add a virtual room just in time for fine weather -- and the Easter bunny.