Beginner gardeners are often intimidated by the process of how to start a garden and care for it successfully. Gardening is about finding the right combination of sunlight, fertile soil, and water to make your plants thrive.

Here’s what you need to look out for when starting a garden:

Knowing your soil type

Before you begin planting, know the type of soil you are dealing with, and take a look at its texture. This information will make it easier for you to plant, as you will know what you are dealing with.

When you know the type of soil in your garden, you will know which plants to grow in that type of soil. If your soil is sandy, try planting drought-tolerant plants. You can grow a garden successfully in any soil type, as long as your plant’s roots are accustomed to the conditions.

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Choosing the right plants

It’s important to select plants that match your growing conditions. You need to do thorough research and pick varieties that will grow well where you live and in the space you have. This means putting sun-loving plants into a sunny spot, and choosing heat-tolerant plants if you are in warmer climates.

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Choose a sunny spot

The ideal garden location will offer your plants a good 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. This is one of the most important factors to keep in mind when starting a garden.

Depending on the type of plants you decide to grow, you need to know some plants are more shade-tolerant and others are more sun-loving. Knowing what type your plants are, and what type of conditions they thrive in, will help you grow a healthy garden.

Water your garden

Watering is vital for the growth of your plants. When watering, be sure to do it the right way for each specific plant. Over-watering leads to plants becoming soggy and could lead to root rot.

This will also cause your plants to become shallow, with immature root systems. Be sure to keep your watering only in the mornings and evenings when the sun is not too hot.

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Your plants will thrive, with proper research from garden experts. Use the resources and information you get in no time you’ll have a beautiful garden, no matter what level of gardening experience you have.



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