So you’ve decided to start your own garden, but are now overwhelmed with everything that you need to make this garden grow successfully. Where do you start, what do you need to buy, and most of all, what grows well in your area.
Never fear, this gardening guide for growing plants and flowers will have you ready to go, in no time.
Where do you start?
The first thing you need to do for your garden is come up with an idea of what you want. Do you want a flower garden, a vegetable garden, or something in between those? Once you have an idea, look at your property to find the perfect place, after all, it’s better to start with a smaller garden and expand on it rather than go too big, too fast and find yourself overwhelmed.
Prep your space
The big tip for growing anything natural is to ensure you have the ideal place for it. For this, you will have to clear the ground, get rid of the rocks, twigs, and grass. Once you do that, you’re ready to improve the soil to keep your plants happy. For the best soil, you need to use organic matter such as compost, old leaves or manure. If you’re really serious, you can send your soil off for testing which once you have the results, you’ll know exactly what is missing. Once you have prepared your soil, it’s time to dig. Digging will loosen the soil and make your planting easier.
You may also want to consider the time of the year when you want to start planting. According to Wikilawn.com, there are several things like keeping up with the growing grasses, the moisture of the soil, and the weather that you should keep an eye on to ensure that your garden will thrive.
Pick your plants
Once you have your plan and have prepared your soil, it’s time to choose your plants. When looking for plants, you need to make sure are choosing species that are native to your area, and that will thrive in the conditions you present. For example, you do not want to put a shade-loving plant in a very sunny area, or vice-versa. Since you’re new to gardening, take the time to research plants that thrive in your location, and then choose your favorites from those. Be it vegetables, or simply pretty flowers, there is going to be so much to choose from.
Now, for the fun part!
Now that you have done all the planning, the prep and have picked your plants, it’s time for the fun part, the planting. Set aside a few hours of your time so you can take the care to plant everything according to the directions. Once all your plants are planted, be sure to water them thoroughly and regularly to keep them happy. It’s also important to learn how to weed a garden so that you can keep your plants healthy and your garden bed looking good.
Planting a garden can be very therapeutic and relaxing, but as a beginner, you may find the garden maintenance overwhelming. Never-fear, by following a few simple steps, you can have a beautiful garden that flourishes for the whole season. Be sure to make a plan and find your perfect spot for your garden. Once you have your plan, prepare your soil and add organic matter to make it healthier for your new plants. Once your soil is good to go, it’s time to pick your plants and start planting. Keep everything happy by watering it regularly. Now that you have planted your first garden, it’s time to start planning your next one.