My husband and I just recently moved into our first house. I want to plant some flowers and spruce up our outside, but I honestly do not know where to begin. I know mulch is needed and will make a drastic change, but I am not sure what flowers to get and how to start a garden. I would love to grow some veggies. Any help or advice would be much appreciated,
Begin with a plan. Sit and stare at your yard for a couple months (or a year) and think about what you would want and where: trees, shrubs, patio for the bbq, play area for the kids, vegetable patch,...
If you aren't sure what kind of plants, walk around your neighborhood to see what the neighbors have planted and what you like about their landscape plan (borrowing landscape concepts is ok). Visit a local nursery to see what's available.
When you get your plan together, plant the trees first, followed by shrubs. Vegetable gardens are very portable. If you want a vegetable garden this year while you think about your plan, find a sunny spot and dig in some mulch.
You have to live with your decisions for years to come so, plan it out carefully.