Planning a garden may seem like a daunting task but adding a garden to your home or property can really benefit the entire household. Whether you want your garden to be purely for decoration and full of flowers of if you want to create a utopia of edible plants, a garden can greatly improve a home. Vegetable gardens are among the most popular of at-home gardens so let’s take a look at planning a beginner’s vegetable garden in a few simple steps.
The first step is selecting the ideal location for your vegetable garden. Below are a few tips for finding the right location:
- Find a sunny spot
- Planting veggies in a sunny place is key to their survival and to a successful harvest
- The majority of vegetables need a lot of light each day. In most cases these plants may need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight on any given day!
- That’s why finding a super sunny spot is crucial to the success of your garden’s yield
- Be sure to plant in the right soil
- You may find a spot that’s sunny but doesn’t have the best soil. This can be pretty tricky. However it’s better to have a sunny spot and then you can add the right soil if need be.
- Sandy soil isn’t good for vegetables so try and stay away from that kind of soil
- The type of soil that’s best for vegetables is soft and loamy
- This kind of soil allows for the roots to penetrate more easily and take hold more easily
Now that you’ve got your ideal spot picked out let’s move on to how best to water your vegetables. If you’re just starting out with gardening or if this is the first garden you’ve ever planned, you might not think that there isn’t much to watering plants. However it’s important to note that each plant has specific watering needs. Creating a watering chart is a great way to stay organized while making sure that your vegetables get the care they need. Be sure to do some research on how and when to water. This changes for each plant!
If you’re more interested in planting a flower garden here are some ways to get started:
- Just like with a vegetable garden you’ll need to select the best location and make sure that that location has the right soil for the plants you want to put there
- Select a color palette
- How you set up your flower garden says a lot about your personality and your design sensibility
- Be sure to choose flowers that have colors that match the exterior design of your home
- Select flowers that share similar shades in order to create unity or select a wide variety of colors to create whimsy and boldness
- Bring in a variety of design elements
- The best flower gardens include a variety of design elements including statues, bird baths, koi ponds, benches, and decorative rocks
If you’re really concerned with the look …