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Gardening for first-timers

Gardening For First-Timers

Your first garden is something to shout about. Nothing beats having an outside space you can call your own. It opens possibilities and is sure to bring a love of outdoors into your life. Most of us remember our first gardens with fondness. They are, after all, where the journey starts. But, we’d be lying if we said it’s all fun and games. Owning a garden is hard work, especially at first. As yet, you don’t know what you need, or what to do. That’s why we’re going to look at a few things you might want to incorporate into your new outside space.

 

THE PLANTS
Plants are the obvious place to start. They will form the basis for your love of gardening. Of course, you won’t yet know which plants you prefer. So, embrace the chance to try a few different things. Start out by doing a general search. Pick out the plants that most appeal to you. Once you know what you’re interested in, you can do a little research. It’s worth finding out as much as you can. Some plants are harder to care for than others. For your first shot, it’s better to stick with plants that take care of themselves. High-maintenance options won’t be a good way to ease yourself in. Sunflowers, Marigolds, and Sweet Peas all look amazing and need minimal care. Think, too, about where you want to start planting. It may be that your garden has flower beds already. If so, fantastic. But, you still need to consider what order you would like your flowers in. Think, too, about the color scheme. You might want to mix things up or keep them ordered. Again, you don’t have to stick with your first choice. Try it out and see what works for you.

 

THE EQUIPMENT
Of course, your plants won’t do any good unless you stock up on equipment to help you plant them. First, get yourself some natural fertilizers. These are your best chance to help your plants grow by providing much-needed nutrients. Then, stock up on tools. Get yourself a hand trowel to help clear weeds and plant your selection. Depending on the size of your choices, you may also need to get yourself a spade. It’s also worth stocking up on a hose, or at least a watering can. When summer hits, you’ll need to ensure your plants are getting enough water. During hot periods, you may even need to water twice a day.

 

THE SHED
And, you’ll need somewhere to keep your equipment. Depending on the size of your garden, you might be able to find a drawer for them inside. If you have the space, though, it’s worth getting yourself a shed. If you’re feeling brave, you could take a shot at building your own. Or, you could opt for one of many ready-made options. Bear in mind that you don’t need to rush into this straight away. But, as your tool selection grows, it’s something worth considering.

 

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