A garden full of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, lilies, and lilacs is enough to transport you to the Garden of Eden. But where are the gardens? The open spaces around us are fast shrinking and giving way to malls, buildings, and real estate projects. Hectic schedules and the hustle-bustle of city life have stopped people from using gardening as a means of relaxation. Of late, people are experimenting with gardening and are exploring newer ways to connect with nature. Greater enthusiasm on the part of people has given rise to a massive gardening movement around the world.
Interested in creating your garden? No, it doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right planning, you can see your labor blossom into a beautiful garden. People often give up on the idea of gardening even before trying. That’s because, without the right guide, you can get confused. There are thousands of techniques to follow. The internet is flooded with tips and tricks for effective gardening. But you must remember that there are no shortcuts for gardening. You have to put in the effort to treat yourself to a splendid view every morning.
We have the most effective step-by-step guide for you to help you create a mesmerizing garden that your neighbours will envy! Let’s get started.
Figure Out the Size of Your Garden
Before you start planning, make sure to have a look at the space you have. If you have less space, you need to plan in such a way that maximum space would be utilized. For larger spaces, you can strategize and place pots in different combinations. If you’re planning to create a flowerbed, decide how much space you want to devote to which flower. Figuring out where you want the flowerbed to be placed will help you decide the type of flowers you want for your garden.
Create a Rough Sketch
You don’t have to be an artist to do this. Pick a pen and paper and start making a rough sketch of how you want your garden to be. Even if the lines are asymmetrical, don’t worry. You can always modify them while executing your plan. Use different colored pens to mark which spots in your garden receive the maximum sunlight. Doing so would give you a rough idea of where to place which plants. For shady places, you can pick flowers that require less sunlight to grow.
Buy the Essentials
You cannot start gardening without buying the necessary equipment. There are some must-have tools that you would need to start working on your garden. Buying gloves is an essential step from where you need to start. Invest in a good-quality glove that will last for more than one season. Garden tools like shovel, digger, shears, trowel, weeder, cultivator, and scooping tools are some of the essential equipment that you would need for starting with your first garden. To loosen up the soil, you need a tiller to incorporate air into the soil. Buy flower food to keep nourishing the flowers after they have been planted.
After buying the essentials, you are now ready to start! This is where you have to toil and make your garden beautiful. Start by digging up the soil where you want to plant your flowers. Any grass or weed needs to be pulled out so that your flowers will not be deprived of the necessary nutrition. Use the tiller to loosen the soil. A tightly packed soil will not provide enough oxygen to your plants and will result in the early death of the saplings. If you have sandy soil that’s unfit for gardening, buy good-quality soil and spread it over the sandy one. A nutrient-rich soil will make sure that your flowers bloom to their fullest.
Choose Your Flowers
After prepping the soil, you can pick up the type of flowers you want for your garden. Good advice for beginners is to select perennials as they will require less effort. Once you have got the hang of it, you can go for delicate seasonal flowers that will bloom once in a year. Deciding the space for each type of flower is necessary as you don’t want to crowd a space with one type of flower. A good way to predict flowers arrange to keep them side by side while they are still in their pots. After you’re satisfied with the arrangement, you can remove them from their pots and plant them in the flowerbeds.
Remove the plants from their pots. Dig holes that are twice as deep as the pots in which you had kept the plants. Place the plants in the hole after cutting up their roots a bit so that they will not have any problem while absorbing water. Fill up the holes and sprinkle with water. Now watch your flowers bloom!
Now that you know how to make your flower garden get ready with all the essentials and start gardening! Don’t forget to water your plants and keep feeding them with compost and nutrients to keep them healthy.