If you belong to the group of people who think that gardening is so simple yet such a chore, then you are dead wrong. This activity, this hobby, gardening is one of the most enjoyable, relaxing, and rewarding things you can do. It belongs to a small number of projects that are only limited by a very few factors. These said limitations can be space, time, or resource, but one thing’s certain though, your imagination will never be a limitation with gardening. Regardless of those few restrictions, you are still able to create the ideal garden that you and your peers will genuinely enjoy. Whether you plan gardening small such as from plant pots, or go big such as your whole backyard, your greatest challenge will always be how you will start it.
Most gardens fail right from the get-go. Many aspiring gardeners foolishly disregard the needed preparation and planning, that is their downfall. Remember, your garden’s success relies heavily on how you started it. With that said, here are some tips on how you can prepare to grow a successful garden.
Determine the Garden Size That You Want
Ask these questions to yourself: Will you have sufficient time to devote to your garden? Do you have the space for your desired garden size? Will you be able to afford the cost needed for your planned garden? Answer these questions first before you start with the project. If you are still reluctant about what garden size you genuinely want and can sustain, it can be a good idea to start small. Start your garden with plant pots or from a raised bed. Gauge your gardening skills with that, and once you are prepared and confident, that is the time where you go big.
Consider the Type of Ground You Will Be Planting On
Many people go out there and plant their seeds on their backyard without even analyzing what ground they are planting on or what techniques they can utilize to combat the poor terrain they have. Know what type of soil you will be working. Is it a hilly area, sloped perhaps, or just flat? After that, research online on how you can take advantage of what you got and what things you can do to enrich your given land.
Create a Plotting Plan
Now that you know the size of the garden you’d start with and the type of ground you will be working on, it’s time to formulate you’re plotting plan. Don’t go out there and foolishly plant your seeds without a systemized and well thought out plan. Some plants don’t do well when near a particular another plant. Pick up a graph paper and sketch yourself out a plotting plan. The gridlines in the graph paper will make it easier for you to plan and scale because of the already given straight lines. Remember when plotting for your garden; ensure you put into consideration what types of vegetable or plant containers you will use.
So, there you go. That is how you start planning to have a successful garden. Keep these tips in mind to avoid yourself from wasting resources and funds on what is already a doomed gardening project.