Beginning your first flower garden can be a very rewarding and a leaning experience. With a few basic tips and a little simple planning, you can be on your to creating a natural environment that is relaxing and can enjoyed for years to come with your family and friends.
When planning a flower garden, and choosing a location, there is a little research that needs to be done. Gardens can be grown in many different growing conditions, poor soil or minimal sunlight. So don’t get discouraged if everything isn’t perfect where where you would like a garden. Soil can be amended, or improved, and there are a large varieties of plants that can can be grown from full sunlight to shaded areas.
Soil is the most important part of any type of garden. It is the support system for plant life to grow strong and healthy. A good organic soil structure is one that will retain the moisture and nutrients that plants need to service, along with being a soil that drains well, remember that poor soil can be improved with organic matter.
When choosing an area for your garden, a flat ground surface is always the easiest to work on, but not always possible. A hillside is just a little more work and with a little creative imagination, they can be a very rewarding experience.
The size and the style of your garden are both very important decisions you will need to make before starting, or choosing plants. If this is your first garden start out small, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t plan ahead for expanding. Start out by planting the taller plants in the back or center of the garden and expand toward the front once you feel more comfortable gardening. One thing to keep in mind with a larger size garden is that you want to keep plants within reach, creating walks throughout the garden, along with keeping areas no wider than four feet so they can be reached from both sides will make the garden more manageable.
Flower gardening is a fun hobby that can be very rewarding, and an addictive one. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to growing your own personal flower gardens in your yard, patio, or even indoors. Container gardening is a great way to add to the decor of where you call home and even as a part of your edible landscape.