If you are an environmentalist, you would want to take up the hobby of gardening to bring colorfulness to your backyard. While it is a fun activity, gathering the information and supplies for the first time can be a challenging task. Do not worry, we are here to provide you with a list of essential supplies and plants that you can grow without much hassle.
To begin the plantation in your outer garden, make sure you know your area very well. Is it a south-facing garden or a north-facing garden? This will enable you to grow plants that require a high amount of sunlight in specific areas and you can use the other areas to grow plants that require shady areas or less sunlight. It is also a good idea to know what kind of soil exists in your garden. Is it acidic or basic? If you have plants like Pieris, magnolias, and camellias growing in your soil then the soil is acidic. Whereas the absence of these plants indicates the alkaline nature of the soil. Additionally, you can have tests to know the pH level of your soil.
Once you figure out the space and soil, you can get a chart and create an outline of your space on the chart. This will help you to plan your garden and organize the activities. You can create a color combination of plants that will go next to each other so that it can provide the perfect visual ambiance to your backyard. You can efficiently use your place to keep your garden lively throughout the year. Some plants are seasonal while others thrive all year long. Have a mix of both to make the space pleasant to the eyes.
The next step for you is to learn how to grow your plants. Various videos and tutorials are available online to guide you through the process of gardening. Weed out the soil and prepare it using gardening tools before plantation. It is always a good idea to add an adequate amount of fertilizers. Overdoing fertilizers may kill your plants. Also, fewer nutrients and fertilizers may not provide the minerals required by the plants to grow. Do not plant your trees too deeply as the roots might get killed. On the contrary, if the roots are placed on the surface level of the soil, they might not absorb the required nutrients.
Once the proper plantation is done, make sure you water the plants regularly. It is crucial to know when and how much to water your plants. Plants like cactus may require water once a week whereas other plants may require water daily or more. Generally, it is a good habit to water the roots of the plants so that it is absorbed by the leaves through the stems. Feeding is another important aspect to let plants grow and blossom during the summer and spring seasons. Feeding every fortnight helps the plants to grow adequately. Plants in containers may require more feeding than the plants grown on the ground.
Author: David Sechovicz– I am a horticulture and gardening hobbyist. My immense love and affection for the beauty of nature excites me.