If you are planning to create a garden from scratch, you need to make sure that you’re properly prepared. While you might have a few plans for your garden, the right preparation can make a world of difference.
Choose the Best Spot to Garden
Different parts of your garden will receive different amounts of sunlight. In addition to this, you will want some parts of your garden left relatively untouched so that you can sit outside when the weather’s good. If you have children you’ll need to make sure there’s enough space for them to play outside.
Think About What To Plant
You probably already have some idea about what you would like to plant. Perhaps you would like to grow some flowers or even some fruits and vegetables. A garden center near you will have all of the plants and seeds that you need. Don’t be afraid to have a look around and see what grows well in this part of the world.
Rake the Ground
One of the first things you will need to do is to rake the ground. This is so that you can pick up any stones and anything else that is on top of the soil. It also helps you to understand what the soil is like and how much work needs doing to it before you plant anything in it.
Improve the Soil
If you have just moved into a new property, there’s a real chance that your garden won’t have been tended to for a long time, if at all. If you’ve moved into a house and it’s clear that the garden was not looked after, the soil could also be in a poor state. Do not worry, there is something that you can do about it.
You can buy bags of soil and soil improvers that can nourish the soil. This helps to create a better environment for all types of plants to grow in.
Prepare the Beds
If you are intending to have some flower beds, now would be a good time to prepare them. You’ve improved the soil so now it’s time to get those beds ready. Think about how large you would like the beds to be. Once you’ve decided, it’s time to do a spot of weeding, if you haven’t already.
When it comes to planting things in your garden, make sure you always plant things correctly. You can find instructions on the little labels that come with a wide variety of plants. You can also find instructions online. Be sure to follow the instructions so the plants are much more likely to survive.
Water When Needed
It goes without saying that you need to water when needed. However, it can be hard to know when it’s right to water. Stick a finger in the soil, stick it in an inch. Pull your finger out. If there’s some slightly damp soil on your finger, the plant doesn’t need watering. If the soil is dry, it’s time to water.
Use the above tips to help you create and maintain your new garden.