Newbies to gardening sometimes get so excited they often make little mistakes. These mistakes during the growing season can lead to disappointment and frustration. This article will give you some simple suggestions to assist your with your gardening project.
1. Prepare your soil, before anything. Many individuals overlook how important soil is for plant growth. It is important to start your plants off in the right soil. You can add some top soil and peat moss to your original soil, but don’t over do it. Many individuals will do this in during the previous Fall season.
2. Don’t plant too early. Early warm weather is a big temptation. Don’t plant until the temperature stays over 50 degrees. This will guarantee avoiding freezing temperatures.
3. Planting too close together. Many newbies make mistakes of placing plants to close together. Vine plants needs lots of space. If your planting area is restricted in size, you need to make plans on what you will grow.
4. Planting too deep. Sunlight needs to reach your plants and roots to grow. The hole should be just a little bigger than the root ball.
5. Spread out the roots of the root ball. If your plant comes in a container, make sure that the root ball has a chance to let the roots spread out for plant growth. Loose soil around your plant will allow for this.
6. Do not place your plant where it will hinder others. Tall plants will block sunlight. The same is true with plants that need shade. Always take this into consideration, when you begin planting.
7. Weeds steal nutrients. That is why weeding is so important. They steal moisture and nutrients, from your plants. Weeding is an ongoing process throughout the growing season. Next to proper watering, it is the most important thing to keep up with.
8. Watering is another mistake that newbies tend to make. Never water during the hottest time of the day. Do it early in the morning or evening. Also, you want water to reach your roots. This means deep soaking for your plants.
9. Never under estimate the damage insects and furry critters can cause. Proper sprays and even a strong garden fence might be needed. Anytime you use a spray, know how and why it is being used.
10. Use the proper gardening tools. Tools can destroy roots of plants. You must use the proper tools for cultivating your plants.
Finally, read directions. All seed packs have directions on them for growing seasons, sunlight and planting depth. It doesn’t hurt to read a book or two over the winter months either. This might be the best advice that I can give to a newbie.