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I don't know about you but I love pretty flowers, not so much the planting them but once they bloom it is well worth the work. We have recently purchased Roses, tulips and one of my sisters is doing a vegetable/fruit garden. Now before you can plant you need to have all the necessary tools ready to use and now one item I would say is necessary is the Expand ‘n Gro™ (you can get a $3.00 off coupon on here) Planting Mix. This mix help your flowers and vegetables up to 3 times more than native soil. If your plants are in pots hanging from your porch or if they are in the ground Miracle Gro works. It now helps your plants to get bigger and the concentrated mix will expand up to 3 times in water. And the mix feeds your plants for 6 months, it also has a natural fiber so it holds up to 50% more water than normal potting mix.
Here is a small video clip you can view about the usefulness of Scott's Expand 'n Gro Planting Mix.
I say that if you plan on planting anything this year whether it be plants, flowers, or vegetables you should use Miracle-Gro it is so much better than anything else.