Gardening is not that hard for a beginner. All that is needed is a little space to make a garden or place some potted plants. Of course professional assistance can make gardening a breeze, but it’s more about cultivating a little spark for gardening. If one already has a gardening kit and time, a colorful and relaxing garden can be part of anyone’s backyard, just try to follow these easy steps.
First, a suitable gardening space will need to be chosen: a location that will allow regular growth to be observed as well as the results of hard work. A few tasks will also need to be completed that will make work easier later on, such as building a border around a patio, preparing vegetable beds and creating an easy map. Don’t forget that even in cold weather one can start arranging a spring garden. Transform a garden with these easy tips and tricks.
1. Pick a Good Spot
When choosing a spot for gardening one will need to focus on light requirements, full sun or full shade depending on certain plants. Soil type can also be observed as constant flood can damage the roots system.
2. Observe What’s Growing Around
Plants just love some environments more than others. If some plants are more common in neighborhood gardens, they might just prefer it there. Take pictures of these happy plants to easily find them in the Garden center or store.
3. Study The Labels
Plants labels can take a lot of guesswork out of gardening, read the plant labels to learn about the size of the plant, future care and zone’s information carefully follow that guidance. If the label says about good drainage, don’t plant it in a soggy part of the yard or a hole-less pot.
4. Eliminate Grass and Weeds Off Season
Wintertime can be used efficiently for weed proof gardening; to kill grass or weeds just cover the specific area with thick, black plastic. Stop it from blowing, and wait about six weeks. Everything under the plastic will be cleared.
The raised beds make gardening easier and more accessible, a bed with an area about 8 inches deep is ideal, there are some speedy ways for DIY a garden bed. One can prepare raised beds for vegetables, by covering the bottom of the bed with flattened cardboard boxes before filling it with soil. It will help produce weed proof planting for a whole season!
6. Control Weeds in Planted Beds
It’s always tough-to-control weeds in flowers and shrubs, organic and eco-friendly ways can be used to stop them from ruining vulnerable plants. For flowers and shrubs, covering the ground under the plants with wet newspaper, mulch the area about 4-inch deep, this will stop weeds from growing and the newspaper will eventually decompose.
7. Make a DIY Raised Garden Bed
Just give it a try and make a raised garden bed in a few easy steps. Slice the sod off and break up the soil clumps with a shovel, then pile up this topsoil about 12 inches high into the berm. Maintain the edges and try to shape it crescent with 3 to 4 feet wide and 8 to 10 feet long, and then block it down, spread newspapers and cardboard in bottom to stop weeds and grass from growing; one can then enjoy a flower garden.
8. Use The Victory Garden Method
Gardening is possible in countless ways, don’t be disappointed by poor soil or time limitations. Just dig a hole twice the recommended size for each plant, and cover the hole with topsoil or garden soil purchased from a local nursery, Mulch and water well. Enjoy!
9. Add Container Plants
Containers can add beauty and style to gardening. Anything can be used as a container similar to buckets galvanized tubs, crates, etc. The same color planters or different ones can be added according to garden texture, with a single plant or arrange combinations of plants for colors and size. Container plant can give height and color or fill in a bare spot.
Mulch always makes things orderly around. Different varieties can be used stuff such as leaves, newspapers, ground-up Christmas trees, coffee grounds, eggshells, grass clippings, compost. For the top layer, one can use a purchased mulch to tidy it up. A layer of mulch does plant no end of good. It retains moisture in the soil and, with time, soil quality will Improve.
11. Water Regularly
Regular water encourages deeper and stronger roots, for a fresh looking garden, make sure it’s watered deeply a couple of times a week.
Ready to get started? Follow simple gardening tips and be a total pro in no time!