Having a garden is one thing, and wishing to have is another. Most of us dream of having a lush garden filled with flowers and plants, but we usually don’t dare to go out of the routine and actually start planting one. Though spring is a good time for you, start digging the dirt and growing the plants, but you need to start planning the layout as early as winter. Initially, most of your time will be spent deciding what sort of plants are going in the ground, watering them, wedding out and watching those beautiful, young seeds blossom into the trees and plants of your choice. So, if you have decided to begin a garden at an empty space around or at the back of your home, you need to follow a few steps and tips. Starting off, you need to be extremely clear on what sort of garden do you want. Is it going to be an herb garden, vegetable garden or a flower garden? If you are opting for vegetables, which veggies do you want to grow in your garden; seasonal or the yearlong. The same goes for the flowers and herbs as well.  You can also mix and match some flowers with herbs or vegetables etc. if you want your garden to be multi-purpose. However, we will suggest you to start small and later grow it into something big and magnificent. 

Before you actually start planting, you need to pick and experiment with the place you are going to begin your garden with. At least, spend a day at your chosen spot, noticing the sun patterns, as most flowers and almost all vegetables need about six hours of sun each day. The best thing before beginning lawn mowing Bronte will be to consult a proper gardener or planter to see which plants need extensive sun and which can survive without the direct rays. Choose the plants wisely, and you wouldn’t have to worry about them drying out later on. You can either have your garden’s soil test done, or simply opt for organic matter. In easier terms, add 2-to-3-inch layer of compost, dry grass, old manure, or decayed leaves deeply into the soil. This way, your plants are going to have a proper and healthy growth. 

To dig or not the soil is often the problem with many young gardeners. Digging loosens the soil, which means that the roots can penetrate inside more easily. But, remember that, digging when the soil is too dry or too wet can ruin the entire structure. Even if you have scheduled tree lopping Clovelly to eradicate the area of any unwanted plants or trees, dig only when the soil is moist enough to form a loose ball in your fist.  You should continue doing this exercise whenever you are up for digging and some additional plantation. Once you have taken care of the soil, picked your plants and have actually planted the seeds, be careful and extra vigilant with the growth and progress. Water daily, because seedlings should never dry out. New transplants also require frequent watering, after every other day or so. Continue doing so, until their roots are properly established. Once you know that the roots have grown to a good point, you need to water depending upon the soil, and the humidity of the climate etc.   

You need to cover the soil with a couple of inches of mulch to keep weeds out and water in. You would have to choose the mulch depending on the type of garden you have. All sorts of mulch are available, you just need to have the right one in right quantity. Are you done with these? Congratulations! You have taken a big step in a correct direction for your garden to grow and flourish. Keep calm, because your garden is on its way. 

In your excitement, don’t forget to continue watering, pulling out the weeds and fertilising the soil. Keep a strict eye on whatever’s growing and wherever it is growing, because a slight change in the pattern means that there is something wrong with the work in progress. Be vigilant and enjoy the new change around your home.  

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