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Tips on Starting Out a Garden

By Edited Mar 16, 2014 0 0

A beautiful garden simply just adds splendor to the whole house. Keeping it healthy and growing just need a few steps in order to maintain it. May it be a vegetable or flower garden, taking good care of it ensures a bountiful harvest and beautiful flowers all season long.

But before you invest on a garden of your choice, you need to keep a few things in mind to be able to achieve your ultimate goal. Choosing the flowers or plants that you need to be planted is important, as well as knowing how it will be planted. A little research may be helpful, especially if you are a first-timer. You can check with nurseries or garden centers near your area to ask for some ideas. They can give recommendations on what types of plants require more maintenance, water, fertilizer and sunlight. You should also consider that not all plants will love the same soil quality. It could be growing so pretty in your neighbor’s front yard but not necessarily in yours too.

Weeding will be needed as weeds can be carried from anywhere. It can be the wind or even you, from your shoes. Pulling them out on a regular basis will ensure that it will not outgrow the plants and compete with the nutrients from the soil.  You will also find that contacting a professional landscaping agency to employ a spring to fall weeding program will help in your fight against unsightly weeds. 

Placing a nice clean edge around your garden also promotes a sharp look, whether you use a spade to cut out your edge or some sort of wood or brick enclosure.  Fencing may also be needed if you find out animals are clinging to your garden while you are not looking.

For a vegetable garden, a regular harvesting while the plants are still young may be helpful to keep them to produce more. Vines and taller vegetables can choke other plants so staking them or keeping it near a fence away from the other plants, can be an option.

Water is the most important requirement in gardening. It is essential to give them enough water in order to avoid the plants to get stressed from drought. It is ideal to water them in the morning or when there is not too much sun, to have a lesser evaporation.  Watering at night is not as helpful as they don't allow for the sun to hit the plants and could possibly cause a mildew affect on your plants and lawn.

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