Introduction:Successful gardening does not happen by accident and successful organic gardening, in particular, requires some careful planning. Follow the top five tips below to have beautiful and successful garden designs.
Maybe you have an large expanse of boring lawn that you're tired of mowing or just an empty spot you want to fill. Perhaps you want your garden designs to be a barrier between your yard and a neighbor's? Or you'd like to create an attractive and convenient flower garden just outside your kitchen door. The purpose of your garden designs will usually determine where you choose to construct them. Use a garden hose or rope to lay out the boundaries and stand back to view it from all angles. Adjust it as needed, and observe it a few days before you start digging.
Once you have your garden boundaries laid out, carefully observe the amount of sunlight and shade the area receives. Six hours or more of sun is considered "full sun;" anything less is considered "part sun." If your area receives shade, is it dense or dappled? Notice too, whether the area receives mostly morning or afternoon sun. Afternoon sun is more intense and requires a more sun-tolerant variety of plants.
Determine whether you want to plant trees, shrubbery, perennial (returning) flowers or annual (seasonal) flowers. Measure your garden and make notes about the height and width of the plants you would like to purchase. Then head to your local garden center and ask to be shown garden plants that meet your conditions and preferences. Look for a variety of leaf colors, textures, shapes and sizes for optimal interest.
Choose planting mix, soil conditioner and organic gardening fertilizer appropriate to the type of garden plants you have selected. Carefully mix in the soil amendments according to package directions, and till or loosen the soil in the surrounding area to break up clumps and improve drainage. For plants to thrive, bloom and grow, it is essential to take this most important step.
Read care tags for each plant and make notes if necessary. Adjust your watering schedule according to the weather and observe each plant carefully for signs of stress. Water new plants more frequently until new root growth is established, then water with less frequency but adjusting as needed in times of intense heat or drought.
Once your garden is established it will be the envy of the neighborhood!
Excellent list, everyone should have a garden! And fruit trees! H5!
Thanks for sharing your experience, welcome!
Helpful gardening tips for all. Thanks!
I love to garden. These are good tips.
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