Making a garden at our home is a necessity and luxury at the same time. On one hand, making a garden increases the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere and on the other hand many people do gardening as they can afford a variety of plants and shrubs for making their garden beautiful.
Now-a-days, there are many shops that sell potted plants and the necessary equipment that you need for planting in a garden. You can even take ideas and suggestions from many home store experts regarding how to maintain your garden.
Here are the following tips that are crucial when you are planning to make a garden at your place, especially if you are a beginner:
- Choose the ideal location around your house so that you can have a look at your garden from your house. In that you, you will be more likely to spend more time at your garden even if you are not around it.
- Analyze the movement of the sun and choose the location in which your garden will receive the maximum amount of sunlight for proper growth. Most of the plants, such as the vegetables needs at least six hours of sunlight for getting proper nutrition.
- Make sure that your plants are accessible to water source and are not being forced to into them. The best way to understand is to push a finger an inch deep into the soil. If the soil appears to be dry, then it is time to water the plants.
- Investigate that whether your soil is full of nutrient and can withhold the plant into its place.
- Use pots for planting plants as they take up less space and can be grown in more quantity. Use pots that are large enough to hold the fertilizers that are needed for the growth of the plants.
- Not all the plants can grow in all kinds of weather, so you need to be selective while choosing your plants. Do a research and pick those varieties that are well adapted to the conditions that you are living in.
- Find out your hardiness zone of the growth of the plants. For instance, if the zone of the plant is 4 and your garden zone is 5, the plant is more likely to survive in your garden. But, if your garden zone is less than 5, then the plants will not survive.
- Learn about your frost dates and see that whether you can plant your plants at that time. If you are planting your plants at the wrong time, then you will end up losing your plant and money as well.
- Apply a layer of mulch 2 to 3 inches deep around the plant so that the weeds do not enter to harm the plants and the moisture does not build up.
- Lastly, take proper care and feed your plants regularly so that they remain nutritious throughout their lifetime.
In conclusion, gardening can become your favorite hobby once you find out that everything is going well.