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Creating A Gorgeous Garden

Alongside a luscious lawn and decorative patio, many homes prosper with bountiful gardens. These days, more and more people are realizing the potential of a home garden. By growing your own vegetables, fruits, or herbs you save money, are guaranteed the healthiest of foods, and also help fertilize the rest of your lawn. A garden that’s full of flowers and plants helps the eco-system in your yard. It allows bees to come and pollinate, which allows the rest of the wildlife in the surrounding area to thrive. The steps to creating an eye-catching garden are simple, and in no time at all you’ll be putting your green thumb to work. Step 1: Get a Little Creative Marking out the area for your garden is the first plan of action. Make sure you choose an open space in the yard, where sunlight is guaranteed to shine. Think about the decorative options you have for your prospective garden. You can line it in stone, surround it with a patio area, or put up a simple fence. Retaining walls aren’t just for patios and can add a lovely, decorative touch to any garden area. They’re great for allowing vine-based plants to grow up and over. After you lay out the shape of your garden, mark it with sand or flour as reference. Step 2: Dig It If your new garden area has grass, dig it up and remove it. You can do this with a spade, sod cutter, or shovel. Allow the soil underneath to become exposed. Once that’s complete, it’s time to dig! Remove any roots, rocks, or debris that are in the soil. Dig or till it to allow the ground to become workable. This is a great time to add compost into the soil. Step 3: Edge Create a trench around the perimeter of your new garden that’s about 8 inches deep. This stops the invasion of your lawn from seeping into your new garden. At this point, you can build or add any of your decorative elements. Stone, fence, retaining wall, patio, wood, brick, etc. Once the soil is prepped and the edges are dug, you can start to put everything together. Step 4: Plants Placing all of your plants (or seeds) before you actually place them in the ground is a great way to visualizing your garden. It allows you to create proper spacing, and you can see how the plants will grow. Once you know the layout of your garden, it’s time to plant everything in the ground! Step 5: Mulch and Water After all of your plants or seeds have been put into the ground; it’s a smart idea to spread a layer of mulch over the soil. This stops weeds from growing in your garden and aides in the healthy state of your soil. Once you’ve mulched your garden, give it a good soaking! Seal in the mulch and new plant life with a fresh drink. Step 6: Maintain Now that you’ve created a beautiful garden, keep up with it! It’s important to give your plants proper water every day. Make sure they don’t dry in the sunlight, but be sure not to over saturate the soil. Replace the mulch as needed, and add natural fertilizers to enhance growth. Always check the status of your growing plants to see what they may need to flourish. A garden is a smart investment that adds life and vibrancy to your yard. It allows people to grow their own crops and save money, give back to the earth and help the surrounding environment, and create a beautiful outdoor living space. With a few simple steps and a little patience, you’ll be well on your way to gardening in no time! Sarah C. is a journalist who enjoys nature and gardening. (Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons image source)
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Creating A Gorgeous Garden

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Alongside a luscious lawn and decorative patio, many homes prosper with bountiful gardens. Here we delve into how to create such a garden.

 

 


Alongside a luscious lawn and decorative patio, many homes prosper with bountiful gardens. These days, more and more people are realizing the potential of a home garden. By growing your own vegetables, fruits, or herbs you save money, are guaranteed the healthiest of foods, and also help fertilize the rest of your lawn. A garden that’s full of flowers and plants helps the eco-system in your yard. It allows bees to come and pollinate, which allows the rest of the wildlife in the surrounding area to thrive. The steps to creating an eye-catching garden are simple, and in no time at all you’ll be putting your green thumb to work.

Step 1: Get a Little Creative

Marking out the area for your garden is the first plan of action. Make sure you choose an open space in the yard, where sunlight is guaranteed to shine. Think about the decorative options you have for your prospective garden. You can line it in stone, surround it with a patio area, or put up a simple fence. Retaining walls aren’t just for patios and can add a lovely, decorative touch to any garden area. They’re great for allowing vine-based plants to grow up and over.
After you lay out the shape of your garden, mark it with sand or flour as reference.

Step 2: Dig It

If your new garden area has grass, dig it up and remove it. You can do this with a spade, sod cutter, or shovel. Allow the soil underneath to become exposed. Once that’s complete, it’s time to dig! Remove any roots, rocks, or debris that are in the soil. Dig or till it to allow the ground to become workable. This is a great time to add compost into the soil.

Step 3: Edge

Create a trench around the perimeter of your new garden that’s about 8 inches deep. This stops the invasion of your lawn from seeping into your new garden. At this point, you can build or add any of your decorative elements. Stone, fence, retaining wall, patio, wood, brick, etc. Once the soil is prepped and the edges are dug, you can start to put everything together.


Step 4: Plants

Placing all of your plants (or seeds) before you actually place them in the ground is a great way to visualizing your garden. It allows you to create proper spacing, and you can see how the plants will grow. Once you know the layout of your garden, it’s time to plant everything in the ground!

Step 5: Mulch and Water

After all of your plants or seeds have been put into the ground; it’s a smart idea to spread a layer of mulch over the soil. This stops weeds from growing in your garden and aides in the healthy state of your soil. Once you’ve mulched your garden, give it a good soaking! Seal in the mulch and new plant life with a fresh drink.

Step 6: Maintain

Now that you’ve created a beautiful garden, keep up with it! It’s important to give your plants proper water every day. Make sure they don’t dry in the sunlight, but be sure not to over saturate the soil. Replace the mulch as needed, and add natural fertilizers to enhance growth. Always check the status of your growing plants to see what they may need to flourish.

A garden is a smart investment that adds life and vibrancy to your yard. It allows people to grow their own crops and save money, give back to the earth and help the surrounding environment, and create a beautiful outdoor living space. With a few simple steps and a little patience, you’ll be well on your way to gardening in no time!

Sarah C. is a journalist who enjoys nature and gardening.

(Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons image source)

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