If you have never gardened before, the project may seem a bit overwhelming. Especially if you are working with a pallet that seems like it hasn’t been touched for quite a while. You may not know where to begin. Gardening isn’t supposed to be a stressful project. It actually can be quite calming. You just need a plan. Here are some great gardening tips for beginners.
Clean out the gardens
Your first task is roll up those sleeves to get down and dirty. Your goal is to remove all the dead plants and leaves. Depending how long since your garden has been unattended this can take quite a while. You want to make sure you are clearing the way for new plants and giving the old plants some space to grow. You also want to focus on getting rid of weeds. You can do this inexpensively and easily by using undiluted vinegar to spray on the weeds that are growing in your sidewalk cracks or bricks.
Separate existing plants
Sometimes plants will over grow in an area. To prevent this, you will need to separate them. Now you have new plants to put around your garden in areas that are bare. If you have too many plants, these are great to give away or even do a trade with someone else to put more variety into your garden. Remember when you plant, don’t put them too close together. They will grow bigger throughout the season, so you don’t want it to become too crowded.
Decide what you want to plant
If you are looking to add new or different plants into your garden, it is time to make some fun decisions. Remember that you need to take into consideration not only what type of space that you have but also how much sunlight will take place in that area. Some flowers grow best in the shade while some flourish directly in sunlight. Remember to do your research to see what kind of care it will need to keep through the season.
Fertilize the soil before you plant
To make sure that your plants thrive in the area that you put them in, make sure you have great soil. Use some fertilizer and make sure that you work it into the soil by using a rake or a cultivator. This will help your plants thrive and grow beautifully. Remember when they do grow you will still need to keep fertilizing. Read the directions of any type of fertilizer that you buy.