Beginner Gardening Tips

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Are you looking to enjoy the outdoors more this summer? Gardening might be the perfect activity for you, and now is the time to start! Gardening can be a relaxing, enjoyable activity for you to get more sunlight and fresh air in the warm weather season. Gardens, whether you’re growing flowers, fruits, or vegetables, your garden will look beautiful on your property and is sure to put a smile on your face.

If you’re a beginner to gardening, these few tips should help you get started: 

Pick The Right Site

The first, most important part of starting a garden is finding the optimal location. Start in an area of your yard that you’ll be able to see easily from inside; that way, you keep an eye on it, and you’re more likely to tend to it regularly. As well, your plants need sunlight and water, and lots of it! Be sure your garden is put in an area that gets lots of sun time and is near a convenient water source.

Don’t Be Afraid To Use Containers or Raised Garden Beds

If you don’t have much space to work with or have impossibly rocky soil making up your ground, you can utilize raised garden beds or containers to home your plants, so you don’t have to worry about these issues and place your garden where it’s best.

Invest In Good Soil

One of the best ways to ensure a thriving garden is to use both nutrient-rich and well-drained soil. Speak with your local garden shop or do some research about which brands of soil are optimal.

Think About Your Climate

Not all plants, fruits, and vegetables grow best under the same circumstances. Some actually prefer colder temperatures, while others love the heat. Think about what you’re looking to grow before you go shopping and check which are ideal for the current weather conditions.  

Seeds or Plants

You’ll want to think about and decide if you wish to plant seeds, which will take a bit more work and more care, while you can replant already growing flowers, fruits, or vegetables. This decision may change your work amounts, your time, and what you want to plant. 

Don’t Forget Mulch

Be sure to apply a layer of mulch around each of your plants 2 to 3 inches deep to help reduce weed growth and hold in moisture. 


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