The Top Gardening Tips the Pros all Know.
Knowing these tips can help you grow a better garden as well!
The Top Gardening Tips the Pros all Know.
Garden pros know from both trial and error that growing a great garden takes a bit of work.
However, once you learn what works, it gets easier to grow that great garden.
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People are always asking what are some great gardening tips.
Gardening tips can be both general and specific. While some tips work just about everywhere in the garden, some of the best tips are more specific for what you are planting.
Perhaps the best tip for gardening is to do your research.
This means researching how to get started in the garden. Researching also means finding out what is going to work best for you and your garden.
There are some things that you should never do in the garden.
Well, for best results, you should avoid doing these things. These things may seem obvious until you have done them.
Here are some things that you should probably never do in a garden for best results.
- Never plant your plants in soil that has not be prepared first. Soil needs special care especially when it comes to PH and drainage.
- Also, never over-plant your plants as they grow and there needs to be space between the plants.
- Lastly, do not plant your plants in a location that is not suitable for that plant to grow. This could be the quickest way to lose the plant and thus, your investment.
Tips for anyone asking how do I start gardening.
Do not be intimidated or scared to get started gardening. Everyone has had to start somewhere and everyone has had good luck and not so good luck as well.
More helpful tips for you to get started.
- Invest in the right tools to get your started. This includes hand tools and gloves.
- Spend the money to get the right kind of soil. In the gardens that are planted in the ground, use top soil. Planters or raised gardens should use a potting or container soil.
- Get to know your local garden center and university extension and they are loaded with good information.
Here is what you need to learn about to have a successful garden.
- Gardening tips for before you plant.
- Also, gardening Tips for planting
- Lastly, gardening tips for taking care of what you planted
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Gardening tips for before you plant.
This is where the research should start. You can find resources for your research at local garden centers, a local university extension, and of course on the internet. Your research should also have some focus on your specific location as well.
Here is what you may want to research.
- Find the best location in your yard for your garden. In most cases, this is where the sun shines and there are few obstructions for sun and growth.
- Prepare the soil properly. This includes getting the proper soil and drainage. Also, specific for the plant prep which can include testing the ph of the soil.
- Find out what zone you live in. Zones are divisions according to average first and last frost. This will help you determine when it is best to plant anything in the ground.
Gardening Tips for planting.
Planting begins with selecting the plants that you intend to plant.
Then planting continues with placing the plants into the ground.
Here are some planting tips.
- Select the right plants for your zone and your garden.
- Dig the right sized hole and prepare the soil properly.
- Properly mulch around your plants once they are planted.
Gardening tips for taking care of what you planted.
- Once you plant is in the ground it is important to water the plant properly. Every plant has different needs for water so find out what works best for that plant.
- Fertilizing and care for your specific plant. This will probably be included on a tag with the plant or you can do the research to find out about the needs of the plant.
- Weed control is important. The problem with weeds is that they take space, nutrients, and water away from the plants that you are trying to grow .
- Pest control is also important for your plants. This is really important for food as pests can kill or damage your crop. I suggest that you use food safe pest control.
More of the best garden tips from the pros.
- Select a location to start your garden in a location that gets at lease six hours of sun per day. The location should also be flat.
- Your garden location should also be easily accessible to water. That is, if you do not have a long enough hose to water the garden, it is a good idea that you place the garden close to a water source.
- Vegetables need at least a foot of soil. You can dig a hole in the location and fill it with the needed soil if your boards are not quite tall enough for you.
- I really have mixed feelings about some raised beds. For example, using a raised bed with legs and a shelf beneath the plants really limits your growing space. However, this may be the perfect solution for limited space such as a townhouse or apartment.
Here is why mulch in important.
Placing mulch on top of the soil after planting your plants in your bed will help the soil stay moist.
Mulch can also play an important part in drainage when it is placed first in the hole that you have dug to plant your plants in.
Cleaning up your garden at the end of the season.
After you are finished using the garden for the year you can prepare the area for the next season.
Clean out the weeds etc from the beds. Then you can till the soil and add dead leaves, grass clippings, or straw for the winter. Some folks will cover their beds with a tarp.