Designing Your Yard

Aug 14, 2014

When you move into a new place, you might know you want the walls to be a different color, or the bookshelves to go in a certain place. But most of us don’t know where to start when it comes to designing the backyard. What kind of plants will attract birds to your backyard? Are there environmentally friendly design solutions that don't look terrible?  Why should you spend a bunch of money on a deck if you can only use it a few months of the year?

We try to answer some of those questions with Westminster landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy. She says you don’t need to have a lot of money or a lot of gardening skills to make your outside space more attractive.

Also on the show, we check in with VPR's Peter Hirschfeld about the Governor's budget proposal and the fallout from the recent changes at the Agency of Human Services.

Broadcast live on Thursday, August 14 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.