Getting Started with Gardening

Getting Started with Gardening

You finally have the space to plant a garden, but you really aren’t sure where to begin.  Don’t worry, we have got you covered; we can help you figure out what tools you are going to need along with choosing the best plants for a lush and beautiful looking garden.  Getting started with gardening isn’t as difficult as you might think, let us show you how.

Join a Gardening Group

Check with your local nursery or garden center to see if there are any local gardening classes or gardening groups that you can join to learn more.  You may also want to check with the local MeetUp groups; many have walking tours of local gardens or get-togethers where you can meet more experienced gardeners.  If your community has a public garden, then go check out the types of plants and flowers that they are using.

Get Your Gear Ready

There are some essential tools and supplies that you are going to need no matter whether you decide to grow plants, flowers, or vegetables, so you are going to want to get those.  Most you can pick up at a local hardware store or garden supply center. Necessary tools are going to include some trowel for digging holes, a hose with a spray attachment to water the garden and a good pair of gardening gloves.  As you get more experienced, you will add to your collection of gardening tools.

Deciding Where and What to Plant

Now you’re going to have to take a look at the area you have to work with and figure out what and where to plant.  You need to know how much sunlight your garden gets throughout the day.  Some plants thrive under the direct sun all day while others need more shade.  Most plants are going to need roughly 6 hours or so of direct sunlight daily while others differ.  You can combine take advantage of pots or containers that you can move in and out of the sun.  Do you have direct access to water, if not, do you have a long enough hose to water your garden?

You are also going to need to make sure that you have a good fertile soil to plant in.  This is another trip to the garden center to grab some topsoil and compost so that your plants and flowers have rich nutrients to grow healthy and vibrant.  Start your garden off small as you get more experience, you can experiment with different plants and flowers.