If you’re considering starting a garden, but you don’t know where to begin, perhaps the following tips will offer some assistance.
Start by Making a Plan
You can look through books, magazines, or surf the Internet to get some ideas and inspiration for your garden. What types of fruits and vegetables would you like to grow? What kind of design elements appeal to you? By looking at pictures of some things other people have done, you’ll have an easier time coming up with ideas for what you can do in your own garden.
Research the Types of Plants Best Suited for Your Climate
You can do some research online, or you can talk to someone at the garden center of your local home store, but whatever you do, learn about the different climate zones and the plants that do well in your zone before you start your garden.
Talk to Your Local Utility Company
If you’re starting a garden, you may be adding irrigation, and you’ll certainly be digging holes when you’re ready to start planting. Before you start digging holes, talk to your local utility companies to make sure you’re not going to break any water, gas, cable, or power lines. In some areas, the utility company will come out for free and mark the places where you should avoid digging.
Paths and Walkways
When you’re designing your garden, you need to think about more than just what types of fruits and vegetables you would like to grow. Think about the walkways or paths you will use when you’re going to your garden to harvest your fruits and vegetables. If you want easy access to your plants, or you just want to be able to walk around and enjoy your outdoor space, make sure your paths don’t get overgrown.
Consider Using Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds are great for number of reasons. For one thing, they make it easier to harvest your crops. You don’t have to get down on your hands and knees when it’s time to pick a ripe tomato or get some lettuce for your salad. Raised garden beds are great for people who have back problems, knee problems, or mobility issues.
Raised garden beds can also give your garden a more orderly and organized appearance. The garden beds themselves can be a beautiful addition to your garden while also allowing for a space between different plants, preventing the garden from having an overgrown look.
Accessories for a More Beautiful Garden
A beautiful garden is about more than just plants and walkways. You might want to add a water feature, a bench, a swing, or various decorations. If you’re adding decorations, be sure not to add too many because you don’t want your garden to be cluttered. A place to sit and a few nice decorations will add a lot to your garden.