Starting a beautiful garden can be one of the most rewarding experiences that you can experience. It does not matter whether you are planting a plant that sprouts flowers, fruits, or if you are starting a vegetable garden, all of you can benefit from getting their hands dirty with some soil. It can be a little trying when you start out. There are some steps that can ease you into your garden and also reward you for all of your efforts with some spectacular visuals, colorful blooming flowers and also some delicious fruits and vegetables.
– You should consider all your options before you make any sort of decision. What do you want? A herb garden, a vegetable garden, a flower garden, some trees that sprout fruits? Whatever you want you need, you should understand that your choice will require a lot of effort and attention from your side. A piece of advice to amateurs would be to start small until you know what exactly you are getting yourself into.
– You need to clear the ground. You should start getting rid of the sod that is covering the area of your choice. If you are expecting quick results, you should cut out the sod with a spade. Cut the sods into sections in order to make it easier to remove, then be sure to put it on a compost pile so that it can decompose. You will find that it is a lot easier to smother the grass with some newspapers, but it indeed takes a little longer. It is imperative to spread a 3-inch layer of compost.
– Improve the quality of the soil. The spoil should be more fertile and also friable. If this is the case, the vegetable will grow really well. Healthy soil is one of the best things to happen to whatever you are planning to grow. It would be a good idea to have your soil tested before you start planting any seeds. After getting the results, you can have them analyzed and then take the necessary precautions and actions.
– Finally, take your pick at whatever plants you want to grow there. Cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, sunflowers, etc. all are good options.