Making Your Yard Pop

4 Tips For Starting A Garden

If you are new to gardening, chances are you aren't quite sure how to get started. This often leads to people being unsuccessful with gardening, which means they give up and don't reap the reward of surrounding themselves with beautiful plants in the yard that you have the pleasure of growing and keeping alive all on your own. Here are four tips to help you get started on your garden:

  1. Pick the Best Spot: When it comes to starting your garden, you want to start it off in an area that gets the most sunlight and makes it ideal for watering. You don't want to have to put too much effort into watering, so starting your garden near the hose is ideal. However, you also want to be sure that this area is getting at least six hours of sunlight per day since most plants need this much sun to grow. Over time, you will learn what plants require less so that you can expand your garden to other areas of the yard. 
  2. Choose the Right Soil: Starting your garden is more than just picking out the cheapest soil or using what you already have. To be successful, it all starts with the soil that you choose. The best type would be organic matter which you place on top of the soil in your yard. This is going to help retain moisture so that your plants always have enough water to thrive off of, while also pushing away excess water that it doesn't have room to hold. This is going to prevent over-watering, as well, which sometimes happens to new gardeners. 
  3. Don't Overthink It: When you start off your garden, choose the simplest plants, which your local nursery professionals can help you choose. It doesn't matter if these plants aren't what you wanted at first since eventually you will get better enough to handle more sensitive plants. To get yourself to a place of success, you want to start with the very basic and simplest things to do. 
  4. Start With Pots if It's Easier: In the end, if you aren't sure where to get started in your yard, then start with using pots. This is going to make it easier to control the soil and sunlight. This also helps with practice before you move to planting in your own yard. 

When you consider these four tips, getting started on your first garden is going to be easy and good practice so that the task does not become too overwhelming. 

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