The first tulip of the spring has emerged from my garden.  Currently, my flower beds are a travesty, because I'm lacking a green thumb even after 3 years of home ownership (which is evident from my twisted garden hose, overgrown shrubbery and faded mulch).

HELP! Give me your best easy, do-it-yourself gardening tips to get my landscape in tip top shape. Low maintenance ideas are most welcome in the comment box below! Give Heather some of your basic, easy to maintain ideas for lawn care, plants and flowers that require little care.