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Hey everyone, had a few questions and was hoping for some help. I recently began volunteering at my sons school (catholic), located in the east county of San Diego. My goal is to make these planters somewhat visually pleasing. At the point I'm at now, they look far too plain and I feel the need some color. So I'm leaning towards some sort of flowers. Possibly foliage with flowers decorated in the schools initials? Whatever I do, I'm hoping to get away as cheap as possible and as easy as possible being that im not very knowlegable in this field. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Michael.

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There are various landscaping companies in Texas that offer cheap services. Why don't you consult them?
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Or, try the landscaping companies in your own area. Good luck.

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Mykey, got talk to a local nursery and then visit your local Lowes store to see if they will donate anything to the school. Lowes does lots of donations for their communities....and it never hurts to ask!

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What a great project.

How do daylilies work in your area? Pansies and other annuals would give you immediate results, ornamental cabbage is a good low maintenance option. Money is your biggest limitation. Consider writing for a grant for next year. Vegetable gardens are good teaching platforms, but your areas would need to be isolated and tended frequently.

Work with the teachers to see if you can get small groups of kids to help out. The spaces are small so using just a few students at a time is better. Talk with their art teacher and see if you can get some yard art from the kids-painted rocks, spinners, metal art, etc..

Don't try to do this by yourself. Be the facilitator so everyone will want the gardens to thrive. Good luck
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