Creating a garden can be fulfilling and there is nothing as satisfying as watching your garden bloom, knowing that you put in all the work yourself. It can also be disappointing, especially if you have to watch what you worked so hard for wither to the ground due to bad weather or animals eating your plants. About everything can go wrong if you know nothing about gardening, but that does not mean that it is hard. Anyone can garden and with a few basics under your sleeve, you can even become a pro on your own. That said, below are a few things you need to know when starting a garden.
Choose what you want to plant
You have to begin somewhere, and this should be by deciding on what you want to plant. There are many options to consider, whether your garden is small or large. Determine what your family loves the most, especially if you want to plant edibles.
Also, ensure to confirm if what you choose is suitable to plant in your area, because you don’t want to get disappointed if your garden doesn’t thrive. Maybe you want a small garden where you can always get fresh vegetables and herbs or you are thinking of planting storage vegetables. Make these choices prior to starting the garden if you want it to do well.
Decide on your location
Some plants like hydrangeas can thrive in partial sunlight only while other plants require as much sunshine as possible. So, depending on what you are planting, you need to decide which part of your garden is best for its growth. And if you decide to use a certain part of your yard for the garden, will it be easily accessible for watering, picking, and so on?
If it’s close to where the children play, then it is susceptible to damage unless you have fenced it well. You also need to ensure that the area is inaccessible to pets, even when you don’t have any because if your neighbors do then the last thing you want is their dog running through your garden.
Invest in gardening tools
Gardening doesn’t have to be a chore if you have the right tools. It should be enjoyable, so ensure to invest in basic tools. Weeds are going to grow, and if you don’t have barriers, your garden is going to be bushier than it should be decent. Find the best weed barrier to keep your garden how you want it. Some of the gardening tools you cannot afford to not have include drift rake, garden hoe, leaf rake, hand tools, scuffle hoe, D handle shovel, and garden shovel, just to mention a few. Plastic tools might be cheaper than metal ones, but they won’t last you long. So if you can avoid the plastic ones, do so and buy the metal ones.
With a good plan, the right tools, and the right mindset, you could be creating the garden you’ve always wanted. So don’t just start from nowhere, the above tips are going to help point you to the right direction.