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Ten Steps to Beginning a Garden

Are you thinking of starring a garden? When done correctly, gardening can be one of the most fulfilling activities. But is can also be very involving, requiring a lot of your input in terms of time. Spring is usually the best time to begin a garden although it is advisable to start the planning process a lot earlier. You will spend a lot of your summer time watering and weeding. But if you are wondering how to start, the following simple steps will help you grow a garden in a very short time;

  1. The first step is deciding the type of garden you want to have. Do you want a vegetable garden, an herb garden or a flower garden? You can absolutely mix the three although if you are just starting out, it is advisable to start small with something simple.
  2. The next step in your quest to become an avid garden is to pick a place. When choosing the location of your vegetable or flower garden, it is important to remember that they need at least 6 full hours of sun each day.
  3. Once you have settled on the location for your budding garden, you may need to clear the land. All Mower Parts offers great mowers and mower parts that can be essential in helping you easily clear the land for planting. At this stage, you may also want to spread a 3-inch layer of compost on the area then wait for about 4 months for the compost to decompose.
  4. The next step is digging to loosen the soil so that the roots of your plants can penetrate more easily. Avoid digging when the soil is too wet or too dry as this may damage the soil structure. Dig only when the soil is moist enough.
  5. Now you are ready to go through all your magazines and catalogs looking for the perfect plants for your garden. Ensure that you choose only the healthiest plants. Most magazines will show you what healthy plants look like. At this stage you may also want to decide if you want annual or seasonal plants.
  6. By the time you finish selecting the plants you need your soil will be ready for planting. The right time to put a plant in the ground will depend on the plant. So, you want to take the time to do your research before you begin the planting process.
  7. With your plants successfully in the ground, you should never forget the most important ingredient; water. Some plants require constant watering and others are fine with less frequent watering. Again, this will depend on the plants you chose to grow.
  8. Finally, to help keep weeds out of your garden, you need to cover the soil with mulch. There are different types of mulch available and you may want to choose mulch that decomposes in a few months for vegetable gardens.

The steps above will get you started with your garden. Keep watering and weeding and you should be on your way to becoming a successful gardener.

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