If you’re an avid gardener you know that spring is prime time when it comes to planting. If you’re not, then you might need some help. Hey, that’s where we come in. If you have been sowing with no success, keep reading for basic tips for gardening beginners.
Gardening can be broken down into three main steps: find your plant hardiness zone, select appropriate plants and perform regular maintenance.
Identify Your Plant Hardiness Zone
When it comes to gardening 101, it’s important to know the plant hardiness zone in your area. This simple map below shows the average annual minimum temperature that plants will survive. It also sets a good baseline for when to start planting in your region. By following the guidelines, you are already setting yourself up on the road to success for a hardier garden.
Now, it’s time to start planning what type of garden you’d like start. Lowe’s provides inspiring garden ideas broken up by region with tips on how to care for your new plants. Ranging from succulents to drought-resistant plants, you’re sure to find something that will get your green thumb going.
One of the most crucial steps in gardening is the general maintenance of your garden. Are you watering enough? Do you need to fertilize more? Are weeds starting to take over? Flower Gardening Made Easy provides a long list of articles for how to simplify garden care. This way you don’t get overwhelmed with the maintenance process.
It’s really that simple: find your zone, select your plants and perform regular garden maintenance. With a head full of ideas, now what? Check out this handy garden printable to help get you started on the right track for the garden of your dreams.
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