A lot of people have always dreamt of their own garden, but it can be difficult to know where to start. To have a successful garden, it takes a lot of effort and care. But, if you do it right, you will have a beautiful garden, with pretty flowers and/or fresh vegetables. This article will offer you a guide to start the garden of your dreams.
Would you like to grow vegetables, plants or flowers? Or all of the above? It is all possible. There are almost 400.000 types of plants known to man, for now. So, take a look on the internet or go to the library to do your research and get inspired. This research is an important part. Now all types of plants or flowers are able to grow in your garden. It depends on the ground, the temperature, etc. So, before you purchase a type of flower, make sure it doesn’t need a Brazilian jungle climate.
After you’ve chosen the contents of your garden, you will have to decide on the placement. This is easier said than done. Of course, you want it to look nice, but it has to be practical as well. Some plants need a lot of care and others can practically grow on their own. So, you need to be able to reach them. Not to forget, some plants need more hours of sunlight than others. Watch out for wildlife, pets and people potentially walking on your garden or eating from it. You might need a fence around your plants.
What ground do you need for your plants? Do you want them raised or in the ground? Raised beds dry out more quickly. If you do want raised beds, because it looks nice or because it’s easier to work with. You would need a water pump for irrigation system to keep your plants moisturized. This influences the placement as well. A high quality water pump is able to spread pretty far throughout the garden, but that, of course, will cost more money than having your beds in the ground and/or watering the plants yourself.
Now you are ready to make the beds and start planting. You will be able to start harvesting in a few weeks, depending on the type. Have fun gardening!