Garden Secrets

How to start a new garden?

Are you thinking of setting up a garden? Maybe thought about hiring a landscaper to do the job for you?  That’s a good step on your part, because there are so many benefits that you can get out of it.  But if you are just starting out with it, then there are so many things that you need to learn.

Garden location

One of the first things that you have to learn is to identify the right location where you can place your garden. There are a lot of things that you would have to consider in making this decision. In order to help you out, here are some tips that you can follow to make sure that the place that you will be picking for your garden is going to be a good one:

  • Have it Close by– One of the first things that you would need to keep in mind is that you should keep it close it by. If you keep your garden somewhere, where you will just pass it by each day, then you will be reminded that you need to work on it. If you place your garden in some isolated corner of your yard, then you might forget all about it.
  • Accessibility– Gardening means moving soil, compost and pots and plants. Those things can be heavy so you should see to it that your garden can be accessed by a vehicle or at least a wheelbarrow.
  • Water- Your garden will need lots of water and if you don’t place it close enough to an adequate water supply then you will have to be the one to haul it in. That means additional work. You can make things a lot simpler by placing your garden near a good supply of water.
  • Flat- Ideally your garden should be on a flat ground, so that you can avoid some problems with erosion. Actually a slight slope is ideal since it could help with draining excess rainwater, but it might be hard to maintain for a first time gardener.
  • Area– A plot with a clear space for 100 square feet should have enough working area for a garden for someone, who is just starting out. Just make sure that you have provisions for expanding your garden later on.
  • Sunlight- You should also consider the amount of sunlight that the plants would be getting, Plants that bear fruit and most vegetables would require at least 6 hours of exposure to sunlight each day.

These are just some of the things that you need to consider when you are looking for a place, where you can start your garden.

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