Before you start a new
garden, the first and most obvious step is to choose your plants. Some things to consider when making your
selection include your geographical region, climate, soil condition and the
size of your space.
Different climates demand
different plants, which means you must choose wisely in order to get the most
out of your garden. Your soil condition
is important because most gardeners find it best to have a flat planting
surface with a soil that has the nutrients necessary for a healthy garden. You can always add fertilizer, which can help
to make up for any lacking nutrients in your own soil. The size of your space is important because
seeds should not be planted too close together or too close to a wall.
Step # 2: Prepare Your
Whether you are planting
seeds or transplanting a garden, it's important to loosen your soil to allow
for the proper marriage of your plants and the earth's nutrients necessary for
survival. Some gardeners prefer to till
their soil, while others simply dig and leave the surface loosened for
Step # 3: Water Your
Once your seeds are
planted, it's time to have patience.
There's nothing quite like the hurry up and wait feeling that every
gardener experiences when they have made all of the necessary preparations for
their new garden and then the waiting game begins. The proper watering can help your hard work
to materialize in a healthy way. Most
experts recommend watering a garden in the early morning hours when the air is
still cool. Instead of applying the
water directly to the plants themselves, try adding it to the soil instead.
Step # 4: Maintenance
It's important to keep all
clutter away from your plants and/or garden area. Toys, yard tools and even gardening supplies
can cause damage if left lying about.
Always remove items from the area once you are done using them and make
sure that the area is free of any items that don't belong.
Step # 5: Know Your
As a successful gardener,
you will need to know at what point your plants will reach maturity. This is especially true if you are planting
fruits or vegetables, which you can collect when ready.