Planting a garden for your new dream home!

There are so many things that go into making a new house feel like home. If you’ve recently built your dream home or if you’re still in the planning phase, you’ve likely thought about how plants and landscaping help to complete the look of your home and create an inviting exterior. Maybe you have a favorite flower that you would like to plant or you’ve considered planting a vegetable garden to provide fresh food for your family. Before you start picking plants, you’ll want to determine what planting zone you are in. This will let you know which plants are most likely to thrive and survive in your area. provides an Interactive U.S. Planting Zone Map for 2018 that will help you make informed decisions!

Choosing plants for your new dream home based on planting zones. – Interactive U.S. Planting Zone May for 2018

The map is easy to use. Simply type in your zip code and it will populate your Planting Zone. Then scroll down to read detailed information about your particular zone.

The United States is broken down into 13 planting zones. Zone 1 represents the coldest winter temperatures while Zone 13 has the warmest average winter temperatures. It makes sense that the same plants that thrive in Florida wouldn’t fair as well in Alaska. Your planting zone with take into considerations factors such drought, flooding, heat and cold to determine the best plants for your growing environment. This will help you narrow in on the best plants to spend your time and money on.

Comment below with your planting zone and what you plan to grow this summer!

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