Choosing the type of garden whether it’s flower, vegetable, or herb is a great place to start when you’re planning your garden. If flowers are your choice, there are other things to consider such as perennials or annuals.
Picking the right place
Most flowers and vegetables need on average about six hours of sunlight. A good tip to determine the perfect spot is to pick a place and spend the day there. Watch how the sun affects the space. Another thing to keep in mind is to locate your garden where water is accessible.
Clearing the area
Once you have picked your spot, box out the area and begin to dig out the sod. Using this space as a compost during cold season will help enrich the soil with the vitamins and nutrients in order to help grow a large, healthy garden.
Improve the soil
Most soils will need to be enhanced in order to produce a beautiful and healthy garden. You can improve your soil by using dried leaves, dry grass clippings, or old manure. It is better to do this a couple months before planting your garden.
Deciding what to plant in your garden
Picking out the plants that you like can either take months of searching or be as simple as going to the store and picking out what looks good to you. one tip to keep in mind is that you want to choose a plant that can adapt in your climate.
How often should you water? While the seed is young, it is recommended that you water the seed every day. This method will ensure healthy growth. Once the plant becomes larger, watering can become less infrequent. If you are transplanting a plant, it is vest to water the pant every other day until the rooms become familiar with the area.
Once you plant your garden, the next step is to maintain it. Placing two or three inches of mulch will help prevent weeds from growing. The mulch you should use depends on the type of garden you create. If you create a vegetable garden, you need to buy mulch that can decompose in a few months. For longer lasting plants, choose a mulch that will last longer.
Now maintain your garden by watering and weeding when needed. A fertilizer should be applied every month or so if you are using a liquid fertilizer or when using a dry fertilizer apply mid-way through the season.