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Creating a Mailbox Garden

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Creating a mailbox garden is a simple way to add some curb appeal to your home. Whether you use colorful perennials or evergreen plants, you can create a beautiful “welcome” for your visitors.

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Landscape Spray Paint

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Lawn Mower

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Mulch

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Newspaper

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Paint

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Potting Soil

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Pruners

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Round Shovel

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Water Hose

Various Plants

Various Plants

1

Spray outline of desired garden bed around mailbox.

2

Scalp existing turf with lawn mower or weed eater.

3

Lay 3-5 sheets of newspaper over scalped area, watering as you go.

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Add soil/compost mix to outlined area: depth: 12-36 inches.

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Plant into mound.

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Add 1” of decorative mulch.

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Water thoroughly.

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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