5 tips for gardening at home for beginners

Gardening has become a trend in the recent years. Be it a kitchen garden for growing your favorite fruits and vegetable or growing some beautiful flowers and other ornamental plants, a home garden is something we all love to have. If you’re seeking motivation to start a garden at home, then here’s some of that for you.

 Understand the type of soil you’ll be working with

It goes without saying that the future of your plant depends on the soil. Recognize and understand the type of soil at your home as different plants are suitable for different types of soil. Select the type of plants that will grow best in the soil you have. Trying to grow a plant that does not suit your soil type will not work for you even if you use a lot of fertilisers.

Know your fertilisers                                                                         

On the basis of the type of soil and the plant you’re growing, figure out the best fertilisers to be used. You can go for compost or manure to have a true organic garden at home.

Start with easy plants

Growing certain plants can be really challenging and if you’re new to the job, it is suggested that you start with the easy ones before moving on to the difficult ones. Choose the type of plants that do not need intensive care and maintenance for starters. You could also go for the plants that take lesser time to grow so that even if it goes wrong, you wouldn’t have wasted much time on it. And if it’s a success, it will even motivate you to go for more complicated plants.

Create a plan for your garden before planting

You don’t want to overcrowd your garden with plants. Research about the space each plant will take when it grows and plant them in distance accordingly. Also keep the height of your plants in mind. The shorter ones should be planted inwards or in front and the taller ones should be planted at the back to make the garden look neat and organised.

Know the water requirement

Some plants need plenty of water to grow and need to be watered daily. On the other hand, some plants can die if they’re watered excessively. Newer plants generally require more water than older plants. Understand the water requirement for the plants you’re growing and water them accordingly. It is generally suggested to water the plants in the mornings before it gets too hot so that the plants can soak up the water properly. Watering the plants in the evening can also lead to the plant catching fungus or other diseases because of the extra water remaining in the soil.

It may seem challenging to a beginner as it looks like too much work to do but if you take care of a few steps in the beginning, you are sure to get fruitful results.

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