We are so ready for spring and summer and have been blessed with some amazingly unusual warm weather on the weekends lately! Usually around this time of the year I start my list of things I want to work on and spruce up in the yards. While out playing with the kids and riding bikes I started noticing that our lawns have a few weeds and dandelions growing - guess they enjoyed the nice weather too! I also have decided that we are going to really spruce up our vegetable and fruit gardens this spring. The list grows daily but it is a list that both Jeremy and I love to create every year.
While making sure our lawns are nice and lush for us to all enjoy is a big part of the list we have for this spring we also want to focus on our gardens. Now that the kids are older it is fun to involve them in our garden and lawn care. I decided I wanted to get a little crafty and creative with our garden this summer and really get the kids into it all too. My first thing on my list was to make some Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers.
Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers
White and Black Paint Markers
Paint - colors of your choice
Spray Acrylic Sealer
1. The first step is to plan what vegetables and fruit you would like to mark in your garden. Once you do this, you will be able to pick our the paint colors and number of rocks needed.
2. Find Rocks and Paint.
3. Outline each vegetable and fruit on the river rock with a paint marker.
4. Fill in outline with paint in the color of the vegetable or fruit.
5. Let paint dry completely.
6. Spray each rock with acrylic sealer. This will help the paint in the weather stay put!
7. Place in garden to mark plants appropriately.
Now, I am not an artist and I know that these are not perfect but I love them!! And the best part is that no one will have the same garden markers as us!! This will allow the kids to see exactly what plant is growing in the gardens. After last year, I know that the kids will be even more into the whole gardening process - thanks Montessori teaching!!
Now that we have our Weed & Feed plan and some new Garden Markers I am even more ready to get out into the yard! Not to mention I am so ready for the finished product, a great place to have picnics, run and play in the lush lawn!
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Have you started getting your yard ready for Spring? What is on your lawn list this year?
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