Even if it’s only a little grass and a few plants, your garden will have to be maintained and kept up throughout the year, and your lack of expertise will soon show.
Looking to get into gardening? Check out our 8 tips for beginners!
1 – Educate more about your yard
As a newbie, you’re unlikely to comprehend the importance of various types of soil and how the sun affects your garden. You’ll figure it out over time, but for now, figure out whether your garden is facing north or south. If not in a prime location, a greenhouse made from greenhouse plastic will really help your plants to reach their full potential.
2 – Composting is a good idea
When composting kitchen and garden waste, keep in mind that it will take about a year for the matter to decompose into compost you may use to nourish your plants. You’ll need somewhere to put your compost bins at the rear of your yard, which should be shaded if possible.
3 – Begin modestly
When you see your first plants sprouting, you’ll want to plant some more. It’s usually a good idea to start small and build up your kitchen garden gradually, though. You may discover that your plants do not survive, you’re providing them with the wrong sort of food, or that there is a wildlife infestation and all of your hard work goes to feed the local rabbits.
4 – Learn a lot
You should prepare ahead of time what you want to grow in your garden. Different seeds must be planted at different times of the year, in various types of soil, and they all require varying amounts of water. There’s no way for you to know this if you’ve never gardened before.
5 – Schedule maintenance on a regular basis
Regardless of whether or not you plant and nurture something in your first year, there are gardening chores that must be completed. The grass has to be mowed, the hedge pruned, and neither should get out of hand.
6 – Discover the pest problem
No garden is immune to pests, and you just need to figure out which one your garden is most vulnerable to. Perhaps you have a slug or snail infestation, aphid damage to your plants, or rabbits stealing your carrots.
7 – Take care of the creatures
Although you consider your garden to be a part of your house, the animals that live in your region will see it as their own. You can’t expect them to stay outside and despoil their habitat. You must find a method to coexist with one another while being kind to the animals who share your living space.
8 – Mark everything
Finally, you should make sure you know what’s in the garden and when things were put there. You may get yourself some basic reusable sticks with which to write the name of the plant on them, and keep a gardening diary that lists out how many different seeds you planted, where you obtained them from, and when it was done.