by Chris JL
There are a great many of homeowners that have a garden as part of their landscape. To grow a garden and have it be a success, you need to tend to it and make sure that it has everything that it would need. This means weeding it, spreading fertilizer, and making sure it is properly irrigated. This may sound like a lot of work, but rest assured that with the following tips, you will have your garden producing a successful harvest in no time.
When you are first planning your garden, it is essential to choose the correct plants for your climate. You can look on the Internet to find information on which growing climate you live in. If you choose plants that do not grow well in your climate, you will need to spend and extensive amount of time and energy to keep them alive. The same goes for where you are planning to put your garden in your yard. If you put your garden in an area that is extremely sunny, then you will need to plant seeds that need large amounts of sun. When planning for your garden, another tip is to check for the quality of your soil. You can still plant in soil that is less than fantastic, however, in that case you will need to look into plants that can grow well and adapt to lower quality soil. Adding fertilizer is a way to help increase the quality of the soil before you plant.
When watering your plants, it is essential to know how much water they require. If you need to spend a lot of time watering them, and you can afford it, it may be in your best interest to invest in an irrigation system. This way you can either turn it on and come back a little later to turn it off, or set the timer so your plants will be watered automatically.
Check your garden each day to search for weeds. Weeds can end up destroying your garden, and need to be pulled out as soon as they are noticed. It is best to do this by hand instead of utilizing a chemical method because the chemical weed killers tend to be toxic to people and animals. You also do not want to introduce chemicals into the water system or the fruits and vegetables that you are going to be ingesting when it’s time to harvest.