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Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

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When you are a homeowner, you would always want to have your beautiful garden. Colorful flowers, healthy plants, or a thriving vegetable garden are what you dreamed of. Many had been taking an interest in gardening nowadays for different reasons. It could be because you want to have fresh, organic produce from your garden, doing other activities that promote wellness, or just another hobby for you to enjoy. But whatever reason it is, you have to keep in mind these tips when you are a beginner in gardening.

Here is a list you should take note when you are a beginner in gardening:

Beginner’s Guide

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Beginner’s Guide Tip # 1: Choose plants that are appropriate to your soil

You might get overwhelmed about gardening that you end up buying a lot of plants for your garden. However, before buying or even sticking up a plant in your garden, you must first know what kind of soil you have. Soil can either be light and sandy, or heavy and clay. Some plants thrive in one type than the other. So, better know your soil first to avoid wasting plants.

Beginner’s Guide Tip #2: Get gardening tools

After knowing what type of soil you have and what kind of plants you should grow, you should also get gardening tools. Unless you want to do it with your hands, using gardening tools can quickly grow your plants. 

Here are some must-have tools for your yard:

  • Pruning scissors
  • Spade
  • Trowel
  • Garden fork
  • Rake
  • Garden hose or watering can
  • Gardening knife

Beginner’s Guide Tip #3: Give your plants enough space

We understand you want a garden filled with beautiful, fragrant flowers. But also remember to give them enough space to grow. These can take up a tiny space when you start to plant it. But over time, it gets bigger. Moreover, not all will survive when you place young plants close together.

Beginner’s Guide Tip #4: Plan your design

Consider planning where to place your plants first before you start digging. We recommend you to plan, label, and organize your plants. Plan ahead, especially if you want your garden to have a beautiful aesthetic. Don’t forget to give plants enough space. Label your plants, so you won’t have a hard time remembering what you planted and what area you planted. Organize a chart for your plant to know the progress and keep track of each one.

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Tip #5: Water your plants mindfully

The plants must be given enough water because this serves as their food while growing. Before putting the plants directly to the soil, soak the roots first. Additionally, make sure the hole is bigger than the root ball, so the roots can easily spread to get the best chance of moisture.

The goal of watering plants is for them to survive. However, excessive watering may not be a good idea because the plants may “drown.” Instead, water your plants slowly until the soil absorbs it. Every plant is different. That is why some plants require more water than others. Ideally, young plants should be watered daily to have healthy roots and promote growth. Established plants are usually watered once every 2-3 days, depending on the weather.

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