Newbie -- few 'get started' questions
I'm sure I'm overthinking a lot of things, but as you all will quickly learn, I overthink EVERYTHING.
We recently bought a cute little house on about 1/2 acre. We have a VERY wide variety of landscaping (or lack thereof) and quite honestly, I have NEVER done much gardening or landscaping.
First question -- where is the best place to find info (opnline) on gardening in MY ZONE (5) specifically. I'd like to start by learning what will even survive in my yard!
Second -- I have approx. 1/4 acre piece of our lot that is virtually untouched (with the exception of a friendly neighbors kindness to mow down weeds every so often). It's dry, weedy and home to a few ant hills. What can I do and where should I start in soil prep? Approx. 1/3 of this area is intended to be used for our spring vegetable garden, but I'm not sure if there are things I should do to the area NOW.
Addie in NE CO