Gardens bring joy to many, a sense of accomplishment when having successfully grown a thriving garden that looks welcoming and peaceful. It can also be cause for much frustration when your efforts fall short, and your garden is just not looking so great. Keep these tips in mind when planning your garden and you’ll be sure to have a beautiful garden this summer!
Keep it in sight
Make sure you create your garden in a place you will often see. Out of sight, out of mind applies to gardening too, and you definitely don’t want to forget about tending to your garden!
Watch the sun
Before planting your garden, pay attention to how many hours of sunlight the space you’re considering gets. Many plants require at least 6 hours of sun, such as most edible plants like vegetables, herbs and fruits.
Pick your plants wisely
Before heading out to your local garden centre, do some research to understand the best type of plants for the areas you want to plant, and for where you live. Make sure you can provide enough space for your plants, as some prefer lots of room to grow, or a trellis to climb.
Don’t plant too early
Research when the last average spring frost occurs so that you don’t accidentally kill your newly planted plants. The same goes for identifying your first average fall frost date if you are planning to get your plants harvested or moved indoors before the cold arrives.
Apply a layer of mulch that is 2-3” thick around each plant. This will help prevent weeds by blocking out the sun, and reduce moisture loss through evaporation, so you can water less.
Use your finger
The best way to tell if your plants need watering is to push your finger an inch down into the soil. If your finger is dry, then it’s time to water!
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