Starting A Garden In Your Yard
If you’re thinking about starting a garden in your yard, you want to make sure you make choices that ensure you’re going to have an overall good experience. You should follow the tips below to have a successful gardening experience.
Decide on what type of garden you want
You will have different options available to you when it comes to the type of garden you want to start. You need to decide whether you want to go with a flower garden, a vegetable garden or even an herb garden. If you want, you can do all three but you want to start off small until you see success and then add more to your garden a little bit at a time. This also allows you to see whether or not you have better luck with one type of garden over the others.
Choose the location
When you’re deciding where you want your garden, you want to be sure it’s going to get enough sunlight. You also want to put it where it’s easy for you to get to on a daily basis and where you’ll be able to get a lot of enjoyment out of it. You also want the garden to be located near your watering source.
Start your garden
To get your garden started, you want to follow the steps listed below:
- Remove the sod on the area where you plan on putting your garden. You can dig it out for the fastest results.
- Improve the condition of your soil by mixing in old manure, lawn clippings and rotting leaves.
- Use a spade to gently turn at least 8 inches of the soil when it is moist, not wet.
- Plant your plants and/or your seeds. You want to make sure you pay attention to the instructions and plant them during the suggested months.
- Seedlings need water every day, so make sure you are able to water the garden on a daily basis until the plants are larger.
- You want to cover the soil with a couple of inches worth of mulch in order to keep the weeds out. It will also help to keep the water in.
Once you get your garden going you’ll see that it can be a very rewarding experience. You should pay attention to your garden daily and look for signs of damage from pests and/or animals. You also want to be sure you prune when necessary and add a comfortable seat near the garden so you can relax and enjoy all your hard work.