The plants are hibernating under the ground, and you’re no longer spending time out in the yard planting, harvesting, and weeding. However, that doesn’t mean that your green thumb is wholly at rest. In the wake of New Year’s resolutions, and with time to strategize before planting season, January is the perfect month to plan out your summer garden. Whether you’re thinking of a major overhaul, or just a few new elements, check out these popular new trends for 2017 to inspire you and keep your garden current and interesting:

Now that we’ve hit the middle of November, all of us are starting to feel the telltale bite in the air that signals the Holiday season. Whether you’re someone who insists on waiting until after Thanksgiving to erect the Christmas decorations, or you want to get in the spirit of the holiday as soon as possible, here are some tips to make your home ready for the holidays:

Although it isn’t a process that we think much about, the pathway from your street to your doorway is the ultimate statement about your home. During this walk, visitors will decide everything that they need to know about how you’re welcoming them, how you care for your house and yard, and what that says about you and your family.

Father and sons playingIf you love your yard, you won’t be surprised to learn that that green spaces are scientifically proven to be beneficial. Really, it’s just common sense. Of course it’s good for you if it’s something that makes you happy! But you’ll probably be surprised to hear about the powerful effects of green spaces on the mental and physical health of you and your loved ones. Did you know it might be able to make your kids perform better in school, and even improve the relationships between you and your spouse?