When someone wants to begin gardening, they usually garner some gardening tips from gardeners with more experience. This advice could range from the sensible to the snobbish to the ridiculous, as there are hundreds upon thousands of opinions that one gardener could have about gardening when it comes to their own DIY garden.
The best way to learn how to garden is selecting the best gardening tips from the slew of strange ones, and then wading through pools of research to find advice about how to garden, when to plant, and how to pinpoint different planting zones.
Our summer garden checklist strives to help beginners achieve the ultimate year-round success with their new gardens.
The Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Based on studies that are performed every 2 years, the Plant Hardiness Zone Map determines which areas in the United States are the most suitable for different kinds of growing. Through the map website (linked in the first sentence), you would find your area by plugging in your zip code. Then use the temperature range to see which plants would be most likely to thrive in your environment.
Raised Gardens for Vegetables and Vine Fruits
Harvesting what you have grown is perhaps one of the greatest feelings to a gardener. Unfortunately, there are more risks to growing straight from the soil in your area, which is why many gardeners opt for raised gardens.
These DIY gardens are walled on all sides, either on the ground or on a pedestal for porches. The gardens within will require the same upkeep as traditional gardens, but you never have to worry about direct ground pollution, soil that is too acidic, or your garden being swept away in heavy rainstorms.
Automatic Watering for On-The-Go Gardeners
As we all know all too well…life happens. You could get more hours at work, you could become enraptured in a sparking new love interest, and you could be spending more time with family and friends. This could all mean less time to worry over plants in your garden. No worries!
With self-watering planter reservoirs, your garden is self-watering and self-sufficient for as long as you need it to be. All you have to do is refill the watering reservoir every few days, and let the systems do the rest. You can get these self-watering reservoirs for basic flower pots, tall planters, window boxes, and even hanging baskets.
The Right Gardening Tools and You
The right gardening tools are your basic essentials for gardening, such as spades, rakes, hoes, and pruners – depending on what kind of garden you want. For beginners who want to start small, the best gardening tools you could have are in a three piece set, including a weedfork, trowel, and transplanting trowel.
We have covered heaps of cool stuff to help along your gardening endeavors, but the best gardening tool you can have is yourself. You have the imagination, creativity, and thriving green thumb needed to create a flourishing, beautiful garden from scratch. All you have to do is dig for it.
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