Hi there my friends! Many of you adore Home Gardening so I am excited about today’s post…Maggie Baker a wonderful Psychology PhD student and freelance writer from New York City wanted to share this fun article on How To Create Your Perfect Home Garden. So of course I thought that you would all enjoy! So get those green thumbs primed…Gardening Season is here (except in New Jersey where we got 25 inches of snow last Thursday : ). Maggie is going to get you all ready for those wonderful days in the sun.
Gardening is a relaxing hobby with proven mental and physical benefits. To reap these rewards, many people create a garden in their backyard so they can tend to it on a regular basis. If you’re interested in taking up this hobby, here are some of the ways to create the perfect home garden!
Start With the Basics
Before you start digging into the dirt, it’s important to learn about the basics of gardening. Figure out which tools you will need to care for your garden, which types of plants and flowers grow well in your area, and the best time to plant the garden. If you don’t start off by learning about the basics, you could end up spending a lot of time on a garden that won’t survive very long. For instance, if you plant the wrong type of flower, you could waste a lot of time tending to a plant that will never survive the cold temperatures of your climate. You don’t have to study the art of gardening for hours, but you should know the basics so you can create a garden without running into any problems.
Build A Raised Garden Bed
Instead of planting flowers directly into the ground, plant them inside a raised garden bed. Planting boxes protect plants from pests and prevent drainage problems that could harm your plants. If you live in a cold climate, a raised garden bed can also protect your precious plants from frost during the winter. Fortunately, it only takes several pieces of hardwood and a few power tools to build a raised garden bed on your own. This simple project can be completed quickly so you can start planting as soon as possible!
Be Creative With Containers
Don’t be afraid to liven up the look of your garden by placing plants and flowers in creative containers. Do you have an old dresser? Place the dresser on your back patio, open the drawers, and fill them with potted flowers. From afar, the dresser will look like it’s overflowing with flowers, which adds charm and character to your home garden. Everything from a wheelbarrow to a hollowed out tree stump can be used as a container for the plants and flowers in your garden. Think outside of the box to make your garden unique.
Mulch plays an important role in keeping your garden healthy and beautiful. Mulch retains water so the roots beneath the soil’s surface have more time to absorb it before it evaporates. Applying a fresh layer of mulch in your garden can also prevent weeds from sprouting up and destroying the beauty of blooming flowers. If you choose organic mulch, it will also enhance the soil as it begins to breakout. There are countless benefits to adding mulch, so this should be on every gardener’s to-do list.
Every garden is beautiful in its own way, so there’s no such thing as a perfect garden. But, following these tips can help gardeners of all different skill levels create a garden that is as close to perfect as possible!
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