There is no better time than now. You may have tons of questions about how you should get started and what should be done first, but don’t worry, the tips here can help. Read on for ideas to get your creative juices going and reach your goals for your garden.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
If you’re growing veggies in the garden, they need to be in a spot that lets them get about six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. This is true of some flowers.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. You can control fungi with fungicides, but you must remember to use it before you notice any problems in order for it to work.
Think about planting evergreen plants that will produce berries in the backyard. These year-round berries will give the rest of your yard a much-needed pop of color, especially in the winter. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Be aware of the optimum time frame for harvesting vegetables. Each variety needs a slightly different amount of growing time to produce the most flavorful vegetable. As an example, zucchini and baby peas both have the best flavor when they are harvested at a young age. Plant winter vegetables at the right time for a sweeter flavor. It’s best to learn when the harvest time is for your vegetables.
You should now be well prepared to start your very own garden. You may have thought you were already set to start, but you’re in an even better place now! Apply the tips and ideas you have just read about to create the garden of your dreams.