5 Basic Summer Tips for Beginner Gardeners

If you are one of those people who are thinking about turning that open space in front of your house into a beautiful garden, utilizing the summer break could the best time to do so!

If you are worried about being new to gardening and don’t have a clue where to start and how to do it, Garden planners will give you step by step instructions on what to do to excel as a gardener. Gardening can be one of the best possible pass time activities you can do. Start off on the right foot and you will find it to be a fun hobby!

Here are our 5 basic summer tips for beginner gardeners.

1.     Just get started: Too many times, people worry about the area they want to start with. If you can’t find a place in the backyard or on your lawn, just start with a container. This will be easier for you to keep the soil fertile, maintain your plant and prevent weeds. Starting small is also good so you can learn about the whole process better before moving onto a bigger garden.

2.     Compost Soil: If you are starting small and using a container, it is absolutely important for you to make sure that the container has good drainage and solid soil in it. Food waste, coffee grinds, eggshells, apple cores etc. all can be used as compost for soil. Attaining good drainage is not a hard task. All you need to do is make sure that there are holes in the bottom of your container garden. A layer of rocks needs to be lined at the bottom of the container to ensure proper drainage.

3.     Watering is important: From the outset, it might feel like, the more you water, the better it is. But in reality, you will want to water less during the early stages. Over-watering will lead to shallow and thin roots. Less watering will lead to longer roots developed by the plants to get the necessary water content.

4.     Location Matters: If there is one thing that you don’t want to mess up is how much sunshine your plant requires. Some plants need proper sunshine, some need shade while some need a bit of both. In order to get the proper growth of your plant, you will need to make sure that your plant gets adequate sunshine.

5.     Go organic and easy: If you are starting on a small scale, going organic is the best idea. It is easy to maintain and a much healthier option! Using an organic fertilizer, pest control and even the selection of seeds can help you make your garden fully organic.

Using a mixture of composed tea can be a good solution here. Another thing that you should be looking to do is start with plants that are easy to grow. That will help you build confidence and get a hold of the whole gardening concept as you look to expand your garden.