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Front yard gardening

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The front yard garden has been hit or miss for the past few years.   It is the only place that gets a decent amount of sun.  From this, I’ve learned a high maintenance garden becomes a neglected and unused one. 

I have had really good success with the earthbox product.  The plastic wrap stops overwatering and weeds.  Duct tape and garbage bags are what I use for the wrap now.  Under it is a  layer of fertilizer.  Just periodically put water in the water tube and you are done. 

Since the sprinklers draw water from the lake, I decided to replace two of the sprinkler heads with a cheap drip irrigation kit and run the tubes to various parts of the garden….its free water!  So far the plants have been very happy.  Red peppers, parsley, rosemary, zucchini, catnip (for the cats), culantro, basil and tomatoes grow well in south florida.

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