Gardening: For Beginners

The proper selection of garden plants is very important. They give your garden a texture, colors, smell, shade and the ultimate look. Choose plants that are resistant to diseases and parasites, extreme weather and other possible threats. Plants can be divided into several groups:

  • one year – plants bloom only for one season,
  • perennials – the plants will flourish and give the final shape of the garden year after year,
  • early flowers – you can plant in the fall in the form of bulbs,
  • climbers and vines – they can be one-year and many-year-old, and they will cover vertical surfaces with leaves and flowers,
  • shrubs – can bloom and can be evergreen; serve as an accent element in the garden or as a living fence,
  • trees – can be of a large range both in size and shape, it will give shade and protection.

Water

WateringRequirements for water depending on weather, soil type, plant species, age, plant size, etc. All plants need to be watered after planting. Most people check if it’s time to irrigate by putting the finger on the ground. If the finger is dry, the time is for watering. In dry regions, it is necessary to collect rainwater. Many local communities with heavy heat restrict the use of water. Therefore, if you want to have a green garden all year round from the early spring – collect rainwater. Chopped foliage, overgrown manure, and compost will allow the earth to last for as long as possible and it will keep it moist.

Feeding

FeedingTo properly grow and flourish, the plants need to be regularly conserved. Although the soil contains most of the necessary nutrients, it is not enough. Depending on what your plants need, appropriate artificial fertilizer should be selected. In addition to artificial fertilizers, you can also conserve the soil with compost. Regardless of the quality of your country’s use of compost, it will not hurt your garden.

Ground cover

A very important thing that many people forget about gardening is the cover for the earth. As a cover for the ground, you can use the chopped bark of wood, chopped leaves, compost or some other materials that are placed on the ground, around the plants. It is enough to add about 5cm of this covering to protect the earth from heat, freezing, weed growth and erosion.