Tips for Starting a Garden

by Peter Garruba 07/21/2019

Gardens are beautiful and beneficial. Regardless if you are growing a vegetable garden or just flowers, it’s always worth getting your hands dirty now and then. You might look to the perfect gardens in your area and long to have something similar. Fortunately, starting a garden could be much easier than you thought. Does it involve much work and time? Certainly! But with the guidance, you can do your best to bring your dream garden to life.Read on to know how to start a garden.

Decide the type of garden

Gardens cater to different plants, so, to start, you must decide if you want a vegetable, flower, or herb garden. A vegetable garden comprises plants such as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and carrots. They are colorful in their way but serve a much bigger purpose as a source of food. You can harvest the crops when they produce fruits, to feed your family or share with neighbors.

Flower gardens typically are for ornamental purposes. They make your home more beautiful, especially when you take the time to plant them in rows or clusters. 

Herb gardens add beauty to your surroundings but are also useful in the kitchen. Herbs such as cilantro, thyme, and rosemary are a large part of an herb garden.

Vegetable plants will always need more attention and specific care to grow successfully, but flowers and herbs can withstand a little neglect.

Select specific plants

Every area offers something different to plants concerning weather, soil, and other factors. For this reason, some plants grow better in particular environments than others. After deciding the type of garden to go with, the next step is to consider the plants. Research this by asking another gardener in your area, visiting a nursery, or checking out the website of a local university’s botany department. Learn what vegetables grow best, which flowers grow better when herbs are the better choice.

Prepare the soil

The soil will need a little boost to accommodate the plants and guarantee they grow healthy. Improve the soil conditions by adding organic matter. For the best results, consult your nursery or gardening expert. Earth with more clay in it needs one preparation while dirt with more iron needs another so, do not expect perfect results without the right product.

Seeds or Transplanting Healthy Plants

Deciding whether to plant seeds or to transplant healthy seedlings requires a consideration of the season. Some plants grow during winter, which is usually from December to March, others prefer the warm spring season which begins late March and runs till June. 

Finally, invest in quality garden tools, water the plants when needed, and care for them regularly. No room for a garden? Ask your real estate professional about neighborhoods that have a community or cooperative gardens.

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Peter Garruba

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