How To Get Started in Gardening

Are you interested in learning how to make a garden but aren’t sure where to begin? For beginners, I have a list of projects that you can start. Some of these, depending on the size of your garden, may be the easy ones, others may be more involved and still others may be more complicated still. You may also find some that may interest you, because they are in competition with each other for space.

I do not believe that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to garden. However, there are projects that are easier or more challenging, or more picturesque or more challenging again. Most of these projects, however, are very worthwhile, but others may not be, depending on the size of your garden, the materials you have in your possession and so on.

Some projects that may interest you are:

1. Planting bulbs in beds.

The easiest, although it is a solitary project. You may choose to have some plants surrounding it, or you may choose to plant it in a shady place. The easiest way to look after your bulbs is to pick them daily and leave them there for about 5 minutes. This is not a project for the weak. You must know the location of each of your plants to ensure that they receive ample sunlight.

2. Planting shrubs.

If you have only a small garden, then planting shrubs may be the best thing for you. Remember, when you plant shrubs, you need to get out the hoe and prepare the ground. You need to trim shrubs, so that it fits into the space. You may choose to plant them in a sunny place or in a shady place. Just remember, they do not need full sunlight. They need to get about 8 hours of sun.

3. Planting trees.

Depending on the size of your garden, you may decide to plant some small trees around your garden, some larger ones and some yet larger trees. Remember, if you choose to plant some trees, the trees should be able to receive sun. You may plant as many trees as you wish, as long as you can provide for their needs.

4. Planting fruit trees.

Again, depending on your size of garden, you may choose to plant some fruit trees in areas where they are not capable of receiving sun. This is where hedges comes into play. Also, remember that you need to know the location of each of your trees to ensure that they do not get destroyed by storms, too many visitors and bird feeders.

5. Planting climbing plants.

The hardest project for a beginner. The best if you get a qualified horticulturist to perform the job. Do not perform this job on your own. The job of pruning your climbing plants needs to be performed daily. Pruning can also be performed on weekends or when you have spare time.

6. Planting perennial flowers.

Planting perennials is great because you can do it on a small scale. These flowers last for many years. All you need to do is keep your flowers well watered and mulch them once in a while.

You can plant plants such as roses, hydrangeas, geraniums, lavender and others. As long as you remember that some flowers can lose their leaves in the winter months. Remember also that planting these plants may produce fewer blooms if the plant does not get enough sunlight.

There are other types of flowering plants, that are ideal for containers such as the buddleia, campanula, phlox, serpentine and others. These plants produce multiple blooms on the same plant.

How do you plant perennials?

Before you can plant your perennials, you need to prepare your garden soil. Once you have prepared your soil, you can plant your perennials to your liking. Remember that you need to prepare soil before you plant perennials. You need to put pine bark to add nutrients to your soil, and you need to mulch to maintain moisture to your soil.

Pine bark can also be obtained from your local gardening store. You need to mix pine bark with sand or pine chips to make your soil light and loose. Do not put too much pine bark because it can reduce the aeration and the drainage. Once you have prepared your soil, you can plant your perennials to your liking. Remember to make sure that you plant only one species of plant per soil.

Fertilize your plants

A plant needs to have fertilizer to grow healthy. You can use nitrogen fertilizers if your plants have very high needs. Another option is potassium fertilizers. Potassium is necessary for the development of root system and the photosynthesis process. Other types of fertilizers are for flowering growth, leaf growth, root system and for fruit and tubers. The fertilizers you need should be dissolved in water. You need to use a drip or spot type feeder for your perennials. You need to water your plants every two weeks. Once you have made your first cut, you need to continue fertilizing every five days to ensure that the plants will bloom.

Fertilizing your plants is very important when you are growing plants for container gardening. If you fertilize too frequently, they may not bloom. You need to use organic fertilizers because chemical fertilizers can cause damage to the plants and may affect the outcome of your harvests.

Remember to make your soil as light as possible with fresh compost. Make sure you give your plants enough water when you water them. Water is very important to make sure that your plants will grow strong. Remember to make your plants look beautiful by trimming, pruning and feeding them.

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  1. Wonderful site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!

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