You don’t need a large yard to start your dream garden. There are many cases where small yards, patios, and balconies provide just enough space for a decent garden. All you need is adequate light, a little space, some good containers, and some imagination. Container gardening is an affordable solution to meet your gardening needs. Container gardens are also great for those who are new to gardening and would like to create a starter garden as well as young kids. Read on to find out how you can start and care for your perfect garden…
1- Gather The Supplies
You can’t start a container garden without the right supplies, so be sure to stock up on all the necessary items in advance. Be sure to stock up on all the essential items like terra cotta containers, a good potting soil, seeds, and a watering can. Other gardening essentials you may consider now or in the future include plant food, mulch, or plant covers. There is really no need to buy a lot of supplies for a small garden.
2- Decide On What Plants You Want To Grow
A garden isn’t a garden without plants, so make sure that you know which flowers you want and can grow. Don’t forget to consider things like climate and natural sunlight when making your selection. Not all flowers can grow in the same regions and some plants require more sunlight than others. Be sure to do your research. It’s also important to note that some plants thrive outdoors but occasionally they may need to be brought in to stay warm in the winter or during colder months.
3- Start Planting Early
Ideally, it’s best to start the planting process in either the late summer or early fall. At the very least, you can start planting before the frost. You want to make sure that your plants germinate before the growing season.
4- Care For Your Plants
As soon as you start planting the seeds, you will need to closely monitor the plants. You will need to monitor their water levels and apply mulch as needed to protect your blooms. Be sure to check out your plant at least every day or every other day to monitor it’s water levels and overall health. If you keep your plant outdoors, you may need to bring it indoors for some time. If you live in a warmer climate, you may still need to monitor the weather as the occasional cold snap will happen.