5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Liberty County Lawn & Garden this Fall
Yards. We all have them, but some require a little more TLC than others. Well-manicured lawns, gardens and porches are staples of any good southern home, so how can you keep your yard lush all year long? We’ve got the answers for you! As we move towards the end of summer, there are still plenty of ways to freshen up your domestic landscapes.
If you have a vegetable garden, you’ve probably already enjoyed your summer harvests, so you may want to get a jumpstart on a few fall favorites. My aunt planted a vegetable garden every spring and summer, and my favorite crops were always the collard and turnip greens. There’s something magical about watching your food grow and shopping in your own backyard for produce. Those Thanksgiving sides were always a crowd pleaser when we could pull the ingredients straight from the backyard.
If you’re behind on your planting or maybe you’re thinking of venturing into the land of container gardening, it’s a great time to head out to your local seed store to pick out your seeds and plants. Liberty County has quite a few places that can help with maintaining your garden, whether you go full vegetable or opt for flowers only. Stacy’s Florist (yep, they’ve got a nursery out back), Harris Ace Hardware and Dawson’s General Store are some of the ones we’ve frequented.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb. Local farmers have done the work for you, and you can pick up some local, garden-fresh fruits and veggies at the Hinesville Farmers Market. The market is open each Thursday from 4-7PM in Bradwell Park in downtown Hinesville. It’s a great place to bring the family, mix and mingle with your neighbors and pick out some healthy foods.
As far as your porch is concerned, you might as well consider it the second family room for the house, albeit one that’s completely open-air. If you live in South Georgia and have Live Oak trees dripping with Spanish moss in your yard, you may get quite a few leaves and piles of moss on the porch. (Gardening tip: fallen leaves can be used in homemade mulch!) Make sure you sweep once or twice a week to keep your porch neat and tidy. But before you kick back and lay out on the grass, you may want to consider a fire ant treatment for your yard, especially if you have kids or pets who love rolling in the grass. Lowe’s Home Improvement has a large selection of pesticides, weed killers, mowers and furniture to help you keep your lawn in tip-top shape
Once you’ve got your porch gussied up and your lawn and garden tended, it’s time to invite over some guests! And who doesn’t love a bit of front porch sittin’.
Don’t fuss with being too fancy. A good place to sit, a cold beverage, a few snacks and a pleasant breeze are all you need to enjoy some southern hospitality and use your lawn to its full potential.
Let our local businesses help you get the most out of your lawn: