What To Know When Starting a Garden From Scratch

What To Know When Starting a Garden From Scratch

Starting a garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do and can easily become a source of satisfaction and enjoyment. However, gardening is a skill that takes time and effort to master and many people do not know where to start. 

To be a successful and efficient gardener, there are several factors to consider. Not only will this make starting your journey easier, but you are more likely to see long-term success. Here is what you need to know when starting a garden from scratch.

Starting Your Journey

Starting a garden needn’t be a complicated process. When you break your gardening project down into manageable steps, you will see the fruits of your labour in no time!

Consider What To Plant

This is often one of the most difficult decisions to make when starting a garden. Do you have a particular dish or vegetable in mind that you want to prepare at home? Would you rather grow flowers and plants for aesthetics instead? 

Determining the goal and purpose of your garden will help you narrow down your plant choices. Similarly, it is important to understand the requirements of the plants you want to grow as well. All plants have their own needs when it comes to sunlight, temperature, nutrients, etc. so you will need to learn the basics before planting anything!

Follow The Sun

Sunlight is one of the most important factors when it comes to gardening. Depending on what you are growing, you may need more or less sunlight as plants have specific preferences when it comes to being in direct or indirect sunlight. Incorrectly planting your garden based on sun exposure can have negative effects that are difficult to reverse. 

Design and Colour

Your garden is an extension of your home and should be designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. Considering the colours you want to use in your landscaping will not only look nice but can add or detract from the look of your outdoor space

Consider Maintenance

Gardening is a time-consuming process and depending on your goals, you may need to dedicate a significant amount of time to maintain it. While some plants may not require as much maintenance as others,  it is still important to trim, weed and water them regularly.

Fortunately, for those who wish to have a gorgeous garden, but do not have the time or tools to maintain it, professional garden companies are there to help.  These garden companies can provide all the services, materials and advice needed for a beautiful, healthy garden that you will be proud to show off.

Be Patient!

There is nothing more frustrating than seeing little or no results after putting in tons of effort into your gardening project. After investing so much time and energy into your new garden, it can seem a bit discouraging. But, as long as you have a solid plan going in and properly educate yourself,  you will see results over time. 

Keeping Your Garden In Top Shape

Surf N Turf is your garden gurus who can take your garden from average to exceptional. Based on the Sunshine Coast, they offer a range of garden maintenance services suited to every garden. Get in touch and find out how you can have a garden to be proud of!