Gardening for beginners

Gardening for beginners

Gardening isn’t rocket science. Whether you’re an expert gardener or just a beginner, you can grow and maintain plants in your home garden. Here are some useful gardening tips that will help you take better care of your plants and increase their yield.

 

1.Create a Plan

Planning is the key to become a pro at gardening. Before going for a plant shopping spree, create a gardening plan. Choose a small plot for plants and decide on the plants you should purchase. Experts suggest growing plants in rows and keeping enough space between them. Plant roots cannot obtain nutrients from the soil if plants are too close to each other.

You can create a journal to jot down your plans. Nowadays, many smartphone apps are also available that help you keep track of your progress.

 

2. Know Your Plants

Most gardeners opt for plants and trees that they find more attractive. However, it’s a must for a gardener to do some research on plants that can thrive in their local climate.

Some plants need abundance of sunlight, whereas others may wither due to excessive exposure to light. Choose the location wisely in order to keep your plants healthy and fresh.

 

3. Buy Gardening Tools

With basic gardening tools, you can make your work easier. Here are some tools you should get today.

  • Gloves – Choose a right pair of gloves to protect your hands from thorns and insects
  • Rake – A plastic rake helps you keep your garden clean and get rid of fallen leaves and debris
  • Garden Hose – Buy a garden hose with an adjustable nozzle to water your plants
  • Hand Trowel – A hand trowel or a hand fork makes weeding easier for a gardener
  • Pruner – Get a pair of scissors and pruners for pruning and trimming plants in your garden

 

4. Enrich Garden Soil

Plants obtain water and minerals from soil. Enrich your soil with organic fertilizers and compost to improve soil quality. You don’t necessarily need to purchase expensive fertilizers from market. You can rather use food waste and animal manure. Make sure the soil has a good drainage, so that it doesn’t hold excessive amount of water.

 

5. Get Rid of Weeds

Do not let weeds grow in your garden. Whenever you notice any wild plants or weeds in your garden, remove them at your earliest, or else they will cover your entire vegetation in no time. Don’t forget to remove the roots of weeds, since they often leave behind seeds.

 

6. Water Plants Regularly

Water your plants regularly in order to keep them fresh. Every plant has varying requirements. Newer plants require ample amount of water supply on a regular basis. However, refrain from overwatering your garden, since it will only hamper the growth of plants and you may end up losing your precious garden.

 

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