How Does Your Garden Grow?
Mary, Mary, Quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
The Mary in question in the nursery rhyme might not give away her top gardening secrets too easily, but that shouldn’t be seen as a bad sign for newbies to gardening. Even if Mary isn't going to give you her secrets, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some great tips and tricks elsewhere. The best place to start is this blog post!
So, ready to learn how your garden will grow and what you can do to make it bloom? Here are some great gardening hacks that every beginner gardener needs to know.
Use Compost And Mulch
Ideally, you should create a completely organic garden as this is a lot better for the environment. So, rather than using strong fertilizers and pesticides that will contain dangerous chemicals, you will be better off using compost and mulch. You can either pay for compost and mulch delivery or have a go at making them yourself. You just need to use all your food waste and other organic rubbish to create these extremely useful natural garden materials.
Use The Right Soil For Your Plants
Different plants and flowers will thrive in different kinds of soils. If you plant the wrong plants in your garden’s soil then there is very little chance they will survive. So, before you do even think about what you want to grow, you will need to test your soil. Many homestores sell DIY soil-testing kits. You then know the types of plants that will be best suited to your outdoor area.
Soak All The Roots
Before you plant a new flower or plant, it’s always a good idea to wet the roots to ensure that they are soaked through. The hole that the plant goes in also needs to be a lot bigger than what is needed. This prevents the roots getting too knotted up, which could stunt the plant’s growth.
Don’t Forget To Label
Beginner gardeners often forget what they have planted in their garden. It really is worth taking a bit of extra time to write out labels on wooden sticks that you can stick into your pots and flower beds. That way, you will always know what to expect when the plants start to shoot out of the ground, and you won’t have any unexpected surprises.
Start With Easy Plants
We all want our gardens to look fabulous and to contain all of our favorite plants and flowers. However, not every type of plant is easy to grow. Some will need special care and attention. Because of this, it’s always worth keeping your garden simple and starting off with the easiest plants to grow. You can always work your way up to more complicated types once you develop your green fingers.
Gardening is a great pastime and also a fab way of doing your bit for the local environment. It can be difficult to get into the swing of things at first but, hopefully, the above tips will help you out.