Planning Your Spring and Summer Gardens Online

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The temperatures are getting warmer, and we’re starting to see the sun more often than the rain, which means spring has officially arrived. With warmer weather on the way, now is an excellent time to begin planning for this year’s gardening season.

Preparing your spring or summer garden is easier than ever with a slew of online tools—accessible with a Frontier connection—that bring out the green thumb in all of us. To help you get ready for the upcoming green season, we’ve rounded up our favorites!

There are several different types of free online garden planning tools, such as Garden Planner Online, that help gardeners plot out what plants to plant where. Using a grid, Garden Planner Online lets you plot a variety of plants, including small, large, simple and dense shrubs, spiky plants, small ferns, and countless types of flowers and bushes.

Better Homes and Gardens provides a similar online garden-planning tool with its Plan-a-Garden feature. Plan-a-Garden uses bright graphics and colors to help users plot out where to plant a variety of flowers, bushes and ferns, and lets you include walkways, bricks and patio furniture in your garden design.

Looking to plant a nutritious and delicious vegetable garden, but not sure where to start? Gardener’s Supply, a gardening and outdoor-living retailer, sells pre-planned vegetable garden plots online and in its stores. Its website, gardeners.com, also has many resources and articles detailing everything from composting to creating a butterfly hot-spot. And the company’s GardenMinderTM app—available for mobile and tablet devices—provides vegetable garden planning tools, as well as tips and tools to help you learn on the go, as you grow.

Pinterest is an excellent source of inspiration for many different home and lifestyle topics, including gardening! Simply create a board dedicated to gardening ideas, search using the terms “garden,” “garden ideas” or “garden design,” and start pinning your favorite pictures and ideas for your spring or summer garden!

These are just a few of many tools available online to help you plan the perfect spring or summer garden. With a Frontier Communications internet connection, your use and discovery of these tools is endless. Happy gardening!