Are you starting to include gardening in your hobby’s list or you have a piece of land that needs gardening? If you don’t know where to start, we will give you a few tips to implement the moment you get in the garden. Gardening can be very therapeutic, calming, and very beneficial.
Get to know your garden
The first thing you need to do before you start digging is to know your garden. Check which way the sun is facing and seed your flowers and crops on the side where plants can be touched by the sun. The next thing you need to do is to check which kind of soil you have in the garden. Check if the soil is acidic or alkaline soil by the planted flowers. If camellias or magnolias are growing in the ground means that the soil is acidic. The soil is alkaline if it doesn’t have these kinds of plants.
Make a plan for your garden
After you found out what kind of soil you have, you may want to start planning where your plants will grow. Seed the plants in a distance to avoid messy gardening.
Enrich yourself about gardening
Look for information on the internet, read articles, watch You tube videos, and consider reading books. If you are interested in gardening and want to dedicate your time join a gardening community to enrich your knowledge and become successful at it.
Learn to plant
Before you plant, first you need to get rid of all the weed, prepare the soil, and add fertilizer as much as needed. If you plant trees too deep, they will never thrive. To avoid that and to plant properly, look up for some videos or articles online to give you a guide for planting your crops.
Water and feed plants constantly
It is important to know when and how to water the plants. The most important rule in gardening is to always water the roots, not the leaves. Another thing to mention is that is better to water them once a week by soaking them, than watering the plants every day. And for the feeding, you should do that during spring and summer, known as growing seasons. If you keep them in containers, you need to feed them more than regular.
Do it little by little
We all want to have a big rich garden at once, but it is better to start small and learn how it works. And little by little, you will get your dream garden. You will be very proud of your work and show your green masterpiece to your guests.
Beware of pests
The majority of pests can be harmless and can be good for your plants. There are plenty of natural predators that will help out your plants. However, if you have many pests it may become an infestation you need to act quickly. Keep an eye on pests like snails, slugs, and aphids. They will help you keep your plants safe.
Pruning plants can be a difficult task to do, but when you learn it, your plants will look beautiful and healthier. It will produce better crops and keep the flowers bloom beautifully. The most important thing in pruning is timing, where to cut, and how to make the shape. Visiting a gardening class is our advice, where you can gain a new skill and have a beautiful garden.
Be kind to wildlife
Those who are new to gardening think that wildlife is dangerous for their plants it is the opposite. Look at the birds who eat slugs, snails, and caterpillars and help us get rid of them. Another friendly helper is the bees. They are pollinating our food crops and make them better, tastier, and taking care of our flowers as well. Without wildlife, the garden won’t be lively and enjoyable. Frogs, toads, bees, hedgehogs, butterflies, and birds can make our garden colorful and lively so make sure you make some habitats for them to share your garden with.
Enjoy your garden
After all the effort you have put into your garden, you deserve to enjoy every inch of it. Place some tables and chairs and make it your resting place. Enjoy the beauty and the tasteful crops of your garden.