How To Plan Your Perfect Garden In 3 Steps!

When planning a garden, it is important to think about the place that you are going to plant. Every plant needs the right conditions, and should reflect what is most important to you. Think about what you are going to put in the garden, and the type of garden that you are going to plant. A few easy steps will make this a great experience for you.

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1. Decide where to plant your garden. Think about what you can handle, and where the best place is for you to be able to get to your garden. Some people require the garden to be closer to the house so that they can get to it easily. Others do not like for the garden to be close to the home as they feel that it detracts from the attractiveness of the house.

2. What type of garden are you going to grow? Some people opt for a small kitchen garden using containers. The benefit of using containers is that you can place them anywhere. Containers can live on a sunny porch or patio. Raised bed gardening is another popular choice, and provides good soil depth and drainage. If you are planning to have a large garden, make sure that you have the time to tend it, and that you can use everything that you grow. Getting carried away with the size of the garden can lead to disaster if you cannot care for it properly.

3. Think about the conditions in the spot that you choose. Many garden plants and flowers require six to eight hours of sun per day in order to thrive. Make sure that you plant your garden in a spot where plants will get full sun. Also ensure that your garden is in a spot within reach of your garden hose or is in a place where you are comfortable toting water to. The soil should also drain well so that the garden does not have puddles or standing water in it. Too much water can be as detrimental as not enough water. Plant a garden that you can rotate. It is important to have a garden that you can rotate from year to year. This is easier to accomplish with a larger garden, or with one planted in containers. Rotation is important because it helps cut down on pests and diseases that might bother plants that are planted in the same place each year.

A well planned garden space is a key to success. Keeping these few things in mind will lead to greater success. Gardening can be rewarding and fun, but if it too much work it may be less so. Plan your garden well, and you will have fresh vegetables to enjoy all year round!