When the day arrives and you are planning your garden there are a few basic needs for your garden. The type of garden will determine specific tools or supplies to consider. Although there are still some basics you will want to have available. Some of the supplies will be fertilizers, seeds, plants, tools, water hose etc. These supplies are available at your local garden store, home improvement, department stores or online.
The primary thought is where to locate your garden. Your choice of trees, shrubs, vegetable, or flowers is dependent on the amount of sunlight they require. Sunlight, water along with level of activity in the selected area are important considerations. Take the time to find the right areas. Find out where the sun falls into each area.
Some of the tool essentials are needed to not only dig but to finish off by raking or cultivating. It will be to your advantage to purchase a few of these before you get started. Ask your garden sales personnel for advice as they are a wealth of information.
After you have created your garden areas, organize your layout. Select plants, trees, schrubs and seeds that are appropriate for your soil as well as the area you live in. There is nothing more disappointing than to plant seeds or seedlings that do not survive well in your garden. Your local county extension office may have valuable information for your locality. The fun part is designing your garden and watching it grow!
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Your choice of trees, shrubs, vegetable or flowers will make a difference on how soon you see your garden success. It will possibly take at least 2 or more weeks before much will show. The type of fertilizer makes a difference. Some fertilizers promote leaf growth while others are for flowering. Some gardeners prefer premixed fertilizers and soil additives, while other gardeners go more organic by preparing their own fertilizers and composting. Plant food, premixed soils and other soil additives may be purchased at affordable prices at most retail stores.
The whole activity of gardening is a rewarding activity/hobby. For some it is a stress reliever after a long day. I personally enjoy a stroll around my yard when returning home for the day to see what happened in the garden. Gardening is a way to not only beautify but personalize your landscape!