NAME DRAWING: Calling all Green Thumbs!

Chris and I just had our front yard landscaped and back yard fenced in.

Our patient yard was a hot, hot mess before. So the past two weeks we've had some things done: raised the level (it was a foot and a half lower than it should be), installed sprinkler system, fence (there wasn't one in the back), extended our driveway (2 feet on the side), installed a big bed that runs the width of the house in front and a bed along our neighbors gate (they have a gate around the whole perimeters of their house... definite eye sore). It looks beautiful! I can't tell you how happy we are and how much more time we've spent outside in just a week! :) I'll post pictures soon... I think (I'm still not sure if I want the whole world to know what my house looks like).

So now for the reason for this post:

I need help! I am NOT a gardener by any means but I love being outdoors and think this is something I'd like to take up.

So, I'm calling for any tips you want to share! Tips on ways to keep it up, tips for seasonal and annuals plants and flowers that I can add to it (right now it is very basic) or anything else you can think of to help a sister out.

EVERYONE THAT POSTS A COMMENT WILL HAVE THEIR NAME ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A SURPRISE GIFT ($50 VALUE). :)

Post away friends.