Highly experienced gardeners seem to know all the little short cuts and incredible growing advice not usually found in books. Every gardener has moments in which they hit speed bumps or other obstacles that will make you want to throw down your trowel and give up but don’t let these moments get the better of you. A couple of short ideas are all about growing in relatively cooler or hotter areas. You can learn to deal with that by modifying your growing bed. You will need to do some (fun, trust us) research to find out more on how to do these things. We just wanted to offer you that as a quick bonus for sticking around and reading our gardening tips.
Plan the Layout
If you are comfortable with drawing, then sit down with a cup of your favorite beverage and paper and pen. We suggest you create a detailed map or plan of the kind of gardens you want. Using this type of planning scheme can result in beautifully designed flower gardens. If you choose to do a vegetable garden, this precise planning will let you get the most out of your allocated space. You can actually figure out the number of plants to put in each row if you find out the details about the vegetables you want to plant. You will be able to save time and space when planting when you figure out how many plants you can fit in the space.
Get the Right Tools
A lot of people tend to have a smaller collection of gardening tools and they tend to keep them forever. There basically is nothing wrong with that, but you should carefully assess what you will need so you can get the most done in the least amount of time. It’s also important to take stock of your physical fitness levels.
So, for instance, you can usually find both long and short handled varieties of the exact same tool. It’s good to give thought to both versions but the benefit of the longer handled is that it keeps you from having to spend a lot of time bending over and kneeling.
Learn from Other Enthusiasts
Gardening is often a singular activity or done with a family member so can be viewed as an area of unusual activity or interest. However, there is the possibility of meeting and networking with new people. There are online groups and forums you can join and most areas have local groups of gardening enthusiasts as well.
There is nothing better than gardening tips and tricks that were learned in the real world and through real life experiences by all of the gardeners who came before us. If you are new to the whole gardening thing, then our biggest tip for you is to become really familiar with the staff at your local nursery. When you do this not only are you going to support local businesses, you’ll also make friends and gain helpful insight into the garden that you hope to create.