Like many, you are probably taking advantage of every opportunity you can to get outside and enjoy the nice, spring weather. While some have yards to work in during this time, some might find themselves in apartments or townhouse that do not have yards. Maybe now is the time to grow more plants indoors!

“Container gardens look fabulous and are perfect for those limited to a balcony or a small yard. Depending on the size of the container, you can plant armfuls of colorful flowers or grow veggies and herbs in these pots.”

According to a recent article in USA Today, “there are known health benefits to gardening, even indoor gardening. Alas, plants won’t cure coronavirus but they can improve your mental health and that’s something if you’re going nuts cooped up with the kids, the dogs and a sniffling spouse.”

“Gardening is… good for the soul,” says Kevin Warhurst, vice president of the Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, one of the leading garden centers in the Washington metro area. Scientists say it’s also good for body and mind.”

Here are some tips from the experts:

Get a seed-starter kit

Tender plants, including tomatoes, basil and peppers, or flowers such as marigolds, moon vine and salvia, can be started indoors and planted outdoors in pots or window boxes later in the spring, says Warhurst. “You can use a seed starting mix, plant the seeds in trays or small pots, and place them in the sunniest area possible and keep them moist.” 

Go for easy-to-grow plants

A snake plant, also known as the “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue,” has air-cleaning properties according to recent studies, needs little light and “it’s just plain hard to kill.”

kalanchoe is a beautiful succulent that doesn’t need much water to thrive, and a  jade plant might be the best plant for “brown thumbs” because it’s beautiful and tough enough to thrive on neglect.

Add new house plants

Greening up one’s home is increasingly popular among new and experienced gardeners, says Warhurst. However you need to analyze the environmental conditions of your abode. Do you have enough sunlight?

“We can easily manage (air, water and nutrients) but sun often becomes the limiting factor,” Warhurst says. “Accurately defining the lighting conditions in your home and the sun requirements of the plants you choose can be the key to success.”

And while you are taking care of brightening up the inside, why not let the experts at Stone Creek Landscaping, take care of the outside. Stone Creek Landscaping is here to get your yard ready for spring. Call us today for a free estimate on caring for your lawn in April and throughout the year!