Spring Gardening in Grand Rapids!

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Happy March, everyone!  With Spring arriving, we thought we’d give you tips and tricks to get started on your home’s garden, as well as the opening dates for our local greenhouses!

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Motman’s:  Opening April 16th!

Countryside Greenhouse:  Opening April 2nd!

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Romence Gardens and Greenhouses:  Open now!

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W.W. Greenhouses:  Spring opening April 13-14!

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Here’s a guide of when to plant your vegetables here in Grand Rapids, courtesy of Urban Farmer Seeds:

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Beans:  Plant in ground, early-mid May.

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Carrots:  Plant in ground, end of April.

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Corn:  Plant in ground mid-end of May.

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Cucumbers:  Plant in ground mid May.

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Eggplant:  Start inside early April, move outside end of May.

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Kale:  Start inside mid March, move outside mid April.

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Lettuce:  Start inside mid-end of February, move outside mid April.

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Peas:  Plant in ground mid-end of March.

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Peppers:  Start inside mid-end of March, move outside mid-end of May.

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Spinach:  Start inside end of February, move outside early April.

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Squash:  Start inside early May, move outside end of May.

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Tomatoes:  Start inside end of March, move outside mid-end of May.

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Watermelon:  Start inside early May, move outside end of May.

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Do you need to add curb appeal to your home this Spring?  Let us suggest the following plants to keep the curb appeal coming back to your home year after year in the state of Michigan!

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Any color of Daylilies is sure to make the front of your home pop!  They are a very hardy plant, so if you don’t have a greenthumb—this is the choice for you!  Daylilies should flower for many weeks.

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The bright yellow of Daffodils will certainly add cheer to your yard!  Daffodils bloom early and can last through May.

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Blue Fescues are a type of ornamental grass.  They can grow between 6-12 inches tall.  To keep these grasses blue, they need plenty of water.

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The Purple Cone Flower, AKA Echinacea, needs full sun and partial shade.  These bright purple blooms will attract not only home buyers, but butterflies too!

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Hostas enjoy the shade and are very hardy plants.  They come in hundreds of different shades, colors, and sizes.  They have beautiful, green foliage…but will also flower in the summer!

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According to RE/MAX of Grand Rapids’ latest newsletter, home values are up 37% since 2008!  With values rising, we thought we’d give you a recap on how 2017 ended in home sales for your area!

Total Homes Sold Grand Rapids Oct-Dec 2017: 1,024
Total Homes Sold Wyoming Oct-Dec 2017: 256
Total Homes Sold Grandville Oct-Dec 2017:  62
Total Homes Sold Georgetown/Hudsonville Oct-Dec 2017:  233
Total Homes Sold Kentwood Oct-Dec 2017:  159


Don’t hesitate to reach out to Regal Home Group to get more information on the value of your current home, or to find a new home today!!!

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