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If you'd like to find out more about gardening and home garden design, you've come to the right place. The following list will provide gardening tips and ideas for beginners to pros to help you achieve the garden of your perfection, whether it's growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, or organic produce.
Great Gardening Ideas #1:
Find the best soil. Soil quality can control a lot about what actually grows out of the ground that you plant. While it can cost money and time to transform poor soil to rich soil, before buying a plot of land solely for growing and gardening, you should definitely have the soil analyzed. If of course you're working on a smaller scale, say the backyard of your own home or even a container garden, you want to make sure that your soild is rich with organic substance, ie fertilizer. Plants, vegetables and herbs grow faster and have better quality when they are grown on richly fertilized land.
Great Gardening Ideas #2:
Choose your seeds well. Just as some of us like the tropics and spending the summers outdoors and some of us head to the snowy mountaintops to revel in the winter weather, seeds also have their best seasons to be planted and to grow. Buy seed catalogues in the winter months and then carefully create a schedule for planting. Note that most vegetables need warm weather to really thrive, while some beautiful flowers can be planted as early as February or March in the spring! Another diy tip for vegetable planning is to make rows using string to help keep everything in one line. Next, add the seeds evenly, and cover with the soil, making sure that it is firm above the seeds.
Great Gardening Ideas #3:
Learn the art of weeding and mulching. You should be tending to your garden at least once a week, and definitely after every time it rains. Keep an even and sensitive hand as you weed near the rows of your seeds, paying close attention that you don't disturb the roots.
Great Gardening Ideas #4:
Watering. Did you know that plants can actually get too much water' Of course, too little isn't that great either. Make sure that you know exactly how much water each of your plants requires, and set up your water system to work at maximum capacity with your regional weather!
Great Gardening Ideas #5:
Know when to pick your harvest. Most of the fruits and veggies you find at the store don't look the same as what is growing in your garden. Your vegetables may be a bit smaller and grow at different rates and have a different color, but boy will they be tastier! Learn to watch your garden carefully for signs of just-ripe vegetables. It's best to pick them just before you want to use them in your next meal, not before. That way they get the best of the sun and growth right before bringing them into your kitchen and serving the food for your delicious dinner.
Great Gardening Ideas #6:
Garden design and location, location, location. Are you living in a city and looking to create a container garden on your balcony for lack of space' Are you living in the South with small shaded gardens surrounded by tall trees and want to cultivate a flower garden' Are you living in the pacific northwest and hoping to grow a summer vegetable garden' Garden design is about the eye of the beholder as well as the location of your garden and the landscape in your area. Some plants to better in the shade, in the sun, half and half, and in certain climates specific to different regions of the country. Find out what suits your garden best before decorating with seeds that may not sprout, and go from there!
Great Gardening Ideas #7:
Inspiration. Where can you find inspirations for the right projects for your garden and landscaping needs' Besides the eBooks that Tradebit offers, search the internet. You can find a guide on a personal blog, you can find photos from magazine sites that feature recipes for your garden veggies and the hottest new flowers to plant for 2013 wedding season in outdoor gardens.
Great Gardening Ideas #8:
Know where the best products are. Besides tutorials and eBooks online, there make sure you shop for the best. Many times, your local nursery will have the best outdoor plants and seeds for the summer planting months, and you can contact them for everything from the basics to reserved items that are hard to find. Besides that, learn to network! Who has the best garden in your area' Ask to see their yard space, find out about their outdoor habits, and you'll figure out ways to incorporate your dream garden into your actual garden just as easy as pie!
Our Last Great Gardening Idea:
Learn to share your information, and how to ask for advice and follow it or adapt it into the designs of your garden. You'll be sure to find something that you love from videos on hgtv and other gardening networks, and even nurseries have featured garden designs and send out newsletters with new ideas and what seeds are in season. There are so many knowledgeable green thumbs who are willing to share their outdoor tips with others- don't pass that up! Get creative and you'll find that all of the how-to guides can bring new style and heart to everything from the rooms inside your house to the outdoor patio and to your own grand garden.