30 Mar 2016

Important Things to Consider for Your Garden Maintenance

There is something intrinsically calming about being surrounded by nature, regardless if it is in the vast outdoors or if it’s just in your own little patch of garden heaven in your backyard. To achieve this much desired effect, however, you have to factor in several important considerations relating to garden maintenance.

Identifying the Type

Are you looking to make it into an exclusive flower garden, a vegetable garden, or perhaps a herb garden instead? Since each different type will have its own specific care requirements you should be prepared to address, you should clearly identify what kind of garden you’ll have.

Location, Location, Location

Whatever the type of garden you opt for, make sure that your location is going to provide your dear plants some prime sunshine real estate. Flowers and vegetables alike will need at least six hours of sun exposure. Depending on the type of plants you get as well, you’ll need to determine how much sun they would specifically need.

Setting Up and Maintenance

You bet garden maintenance is going to take a lot of serious work in the dirt. Then again, that’s what gardening entails. First, you must prepare the soil. You’ll need to boost it with organic matter, some two to three inches of compost layer should be fine, and then throw in some decayed leaves or old manure for good measure, too.

Be careful, too, when digging a spot for your plant. Don’t be indiscriminate about it; it can damage the soil structure, thereby making it an ill-fit for your plant. Of course, water regularly. Seedlings, especially, should not dry out ever. Depending on your locale’s weather, determine how much water each type of plant would need.

Sources:

10 Steps to Beginning a Garden, Better Homes and Gardens

10 Tips to Start a Garden — Can-Do Ideas for Beginners, Houzz.com