Have you been putting off starting a home garden because you have no idea how to begin? Here are three of the first things you need to do when planning to build your very own garden.
Get the Tools
Need a push to start your garden? If yes, get your tools early on. Seeing your shiny new garden tools, which you most likely bought with your hard-earned money, will surely motivate and excite you to get started. The basic garden tools you should have are a trowel, shovel, rake, watering can and pruning shears. But you can also get yourself a wheelbarrow, hand weeders and Claber products like sprinklers and spray pistols to make things easier for you.
Choose the Type
Of course, choosing the garden type is also at the top of the to-do list. Ask yourself what purpose you want your garden to serve. Do you want it to spruce up your home? Maybe to grow food? If you want to make your home more beautiful, for example, you should go for a flower garden. On the other hand, to grow food you can consume, start a vegetable, fruit or herb garden. Other garden types include botanical, wildlife, water and rock gardens.
Prepare the Area
Where do you want your garden? Whatever your answer is—be it in the backyard or on the rooftop—you need to get the area ready. For one, make sure the place gets the right amount of sunlight that the plants you plan on growing require. You should also prepare the soil you’ll be using by loosening it and applying compost. Lastly, the garden beds or plant containers must likewise be ready for use.
Hopefully, by taking care of these three things, you’ll finally be able to start your garden, then eventually grow and maintain it.