Saturday, May 28, 2011

Great Tips for Green Thumb Gardening

There are many fabulous reasons to start a garden of your own and this article will show you just how to do it. Don't be intimidated by the process; start small and grow your garden as you grow your confidence. You don't have to start out perfect - no gardener ever has - but it's important to pick your plants and get started.

Your first choice, when it comes to your garden, involves deciding what type of plants you want your garden to hold. There are some people who believe that a garden filled with food is the only way to go while others prefer gardens that are more aesthetically appealing. You may also want to stick with plants that grow naturally in your region, or your tastes may run to the exotic. It's better to choose one concept and stick with it so your plants will all have similar needs in care and treatment. The more you know about what your plants need, in terms of sunlight, water, fertilizer and so forth, the easier it will be for you to grow them successfully. It's a good idea to place commercially prepared soil that is designed for the specific needs of the plants you're planting for your first garden. It is much simpler because you can buy soil that is custom-made to be suitable for growing the plants you're planting. Don't forget to ask the helpful staff at your local gardening supply store what specific type of soil you need for the plants you plan to include in your garden. If you want to save money, you could plant using the soil you already have, but this is always a bit risky if you're not sure how suitable it is. If you start out with soil that you know is appropriate, that's one less issue for you to worry about.

Make sure you have the right tools to do the job - you can build your tool collection as your skills and interests grow. You don't have to have a wide range of top-notch tools to begin your garden with but it is wise to invest in a few necessities that are of excellent quality. You can't begin to guess the specific tools you're going to need until you know which plants you'll have in your garden but some of the basic tools that most gardens need include items like gloves, weeding tools, shovels, spades, garden hoses, rakes, shears, and trowels. It's amazing how much of a difference it can make to your success at gardening as well as your enjoyment of it when you have fast access to tools like these.

If you don't take action along with the planning for your perfect garden it will never be created. Start small and don't overdo things in the beginning. A truly successful garden will be one you enjoy being in so make sure there are plenty of plants you love in your garden. These simple tips will help you make the most of your garden today and always.