This time of year is typically filled with many a gardener and landscaper molding the earth around them into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. I feel it is important, now more than ever; to get yourself outside and get your hands dirty. Reconnect with the dirt and create something beautiful that provides activity, perhaps some produce, and pride.
It might be late for any spring harvests, but it’s not too late to get something in the ground. Whether you’re looking for some late summer and fall crops, or even something floral. Besides, if you’re looking for a perennial (comes back year after year (tulips, hydrangea, peony)) it’s all about preparation and placement. What better time than now?
Speaking of preparation and placement; a fundamental practice of business, six sigma, and most of our life process is “begin with the end in mind” (many different verbiages to address this notion, here’s a popular one). You might take ground-beef out of the freezer in the morning because you’re anticipating eating tacos tonight for dinner. Maybe you’ve also checked if you have sour cream and shredded cheese before going out because you have “the end in mind” of eating tacos.
How is that relevant? Well, if you want a certain look or end product; envision it! See where it makes sense to plant each row. Would mint help reduce pests if you place around the perimeter of your garden? Those tulips along your driveway; are they going to get stepped on by visitors? Before you plant that; do you even eat tomatoes!?
I would love to see what you’re working on this Spring and hear about your plan for “getting your hands dirty”. Share in the comments below and thank you for checking in!
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