Gardening for Beginners: Create Your Own Garden with This Guide
Gardening has regained popularity in recent years. Gardening can be hard work, but it's also rewarding. This beginners guide shows you how to start your garden easily:
Before You Start
The first step to gardening for beginners is to select the type of garden you want. Will you plant a flower garden or a vegetable garden for example? You may settle on a combination of the two. It’s always a good idea to start with a small garden and expand slowly as you learn and your confidence grows.
Get The Right Equipment
Gardening becomes much easier when you have the right tools to get the job done. Go over this checklist before you start planting your flowers and vegetables:
Pick The Appropriate Plants
Did we mention soil and sunlight? These are the two most influential factors in plant selection. Dig a hole in your garden to see if the soil is sandy or has a clay-like texture. You can also take a peek at your neighbor’s yard to see what plants are doing well over there. If you're really serious you can send a sample of your soil for testing.
You can't do much to change the amount of sun your garden gets, but you can do quite a lot to adjust your soil's PH and other factors to make your plants happy.
How To Plant Young Plants
Younger plants are very delicate. They can be damaged easily. Therefore, a lot of care and attention is warranted when adding young plants to your garden. Avoid forcefully pulling the plant out of its pot to put it in the ground. This force will only damage the plant. Instead, try these steps:
Water The Plants Appropriately
With water, in particular, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. The trick to watering your garden is to provide ample water without drowning your plants. Generally, younger plants need to be watered daily to maintain healthy growth. Established plants often need be watered only once every two to three days. Do your research and make sure you know the right amount of water for each plant at every stage of development.
Taking care of your garden is not as difficult as many think it is. With these gardening for beginners tips, you'll be sporting green thumbs in no time.
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