Gardening can be both relaxing and time consuming, but in the end you have beautiful results and a view you can enjoy. It isn’t hard to get started, and with a few easy steps you will be able to keep your garden looking great.
- Weed Often
Weed the area often. Weeds take water and nutrients from the soil that the plants need to thrive. If you remove the weeds early enough, they won’t create an issue.
- Use Mulch
Mulch and other forms of ground cover will help to protect the surface of your garden. It will prevent weed seeds from taking root and will stop the wind and rain from eroding the top layer of the soil.
- Keep it Clean
Always keep the area clean. Remove any lawn debris or trash that may accumulate in the area. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also damage your plants if the debris builds up.
- Edge the Garden Area
Edge the garden area. It will provide a definite boundary and will also help to keep the grass from trying to encroach into the area.
- Use Good Soil
Before you begin to put your plants in the garden, add some nutrient-rich black dirt to start your plants out right.
- Pick the Right Plants
Pick the right types of plants. Your climate will determine whether or not you need drought-tolerant plants. However, it is up to you to choose between flowering plants or beautiful green foliage.
- Water as Needed
Make sure to water your garden as needed. Some gardens will need less water than others, but you must always keep it sufficiently hydrated to ensure the plants are looking their best.
- Proper Spacing
Give each plant plenty of room to grow and thrive. This is especially true of the roots. If you put them too close to a neighboring plant, the roots will have to compete for the water and nutrients they need.