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ABOUT TOM GARCIA

Tom is a graduate of LSU College of Engineering and has worked in project and company management for more than twenty five years. Starting as a Project Engineer for an Energy company, Tom advanced through numerous levels of engineering and corporate management positions. In 1998, Tom fulfilled a long held dream of building homes and began his own construction firm.

Today, that firm, Southern Evergreen High Performance Homes, is Greensboro's exclusive builder of Southern Living Custom Homes and offers many services including Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate and Construction.  Tom is one of only 100 builders across America to earn the Southern Living Builder designation. In addition, he hold holds several certifications including an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor License a North Carolina Real Estate and Broker License, a nationally recognized Certified Green Professional Designation and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certificate.   Tom joined the Good Morning Show team with the Fix-it Friday series in 2009.

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Colfax, NC  -   This is the time of the year  to start thinking about landscaping. Spring is here, and this  great time  lay your plants out in the arrangements that you  like.

Set your pots out with your  plants in the places you want to plant and once you got them set you are ready to go . You will want to check that the spacing is correct.   Your plants generally come with an information card, and if you look on the back, many times it will tell you the spacing of the plants  as it grows  and its distance from other plants. You always want to check that,  you do not  want to crowd your  plants.

 The first thing you want to do is assess the size of the hole that you need to dig, the size of the pot will give you a good idea.  You  want the hole  to be larger than the plant itself, you want to givetheroots good room to grow and get establish in the soil.  This is important,  if its an established  bed you  want the hole to be slightly larger than the plant itself, but if you are  starting  off from scratch   the hole should be twice as large as the plant to make sure it has  plenty of room for the roots to grow.

Put a nice layer of mulch  all around your plant. Remember that the mulch  serve many proposes, not only does it look  very nice  and helps to keep the weeds down. But  More importantly for the plant  it maintains moisture in the soil, and protects the roots  from the hot sun. 

 Mr.  Fix It  Tom Garcia  shows you  how.

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