Growing Your First Garden

by Dave The Handyman on April 4, 2011

There are lot’s of people out there that love gardening, for instance, every year, there are literally millions of Americans that will start a new garden. I take it since you arrived on this page, then that puts you in that category. The first thing that you are going to need, are the gardening tools to get the job done, with that being said, you are going to need some start up money to get good results.

What are the Tools For Gardening?

Now when talking about tools for gardening, there are several that come to mind. It is essential that you have the proper gardening supplies to maintain your garden also once you get it started. For instance, to get stuff to grow, you are going to need seeds, and you are also going to need a means of watering those seeds so that they can grow.

Now lets get started. Pick a spot for your garden, but just not any spot. Most all plants and flowers, will need some type of sunlight. So make sure that you pick a spot that gets more than a couple of hours of sunlight each day, this way you can ensure that they are getting the natural nutrition needed to grow. Also, be sure to keep it away from anything that would cause obstruction to the garden also.

As far as tools, you are going to need hoes, small and large shovels, forks and surface rakes. It would also not hurt to get a good pair of gardening gloves. Remember that you are going to be digging holes to plant the seeds, and this is a much easier process to complete if you have the right gardening tools to get the job done.

What Kind of Gardens Are There?

Once you get the tools to start your garden, you will need to decide what kind of garden you are going to make. The most common types of gardens are flower, vegetable, and fruit gardens. If you are a beginner to gardening, I would recommend starting with a flower garden, as they are the easiest to maintain.

You will also want to make sure that you get high quality soil to plant your seeds in. Just don’t use regular dirt, I know it sounds stupid but there have been people that tried. Next you will have to feed your garden for it to grow. Although most gardens will bloom flowers and fruits from just sunlight and water alone, there is also the option of using plant food in your garden. Once you start you should start to see results in only a couple of weeks or less.

All in all gardening can be a fun and rewarding activity. Flowers will be easy on the eyes and add some texture to your back or front yard. For the more experienced gardeners, growing your own fruits and vegetables will save you countless money from buying produce from the grocery store.

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