May is officially here which means the weather will be getting warmer and warmer, so it is the perfect time to venture into your backyard. If you want to start enhancing your landscape, then you should look into creating a garden. Gardening isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it is a healthy activity for everyone. Luckily, there are few simple tips you should follow if you are new to gardening.
Planning Is Key
When it comes to starting a garden, it is essential that you make a plan and research the plants you want to grow. You need to know how big your plants will grow so that you know how far to space each one out from the other. A simple plant to grow are perennials, which live for more than two years, and they need to be spaced more than 18 inches apart. You do not want to have a crowded garden and plants to grow on top of each other.
Focus On Watering
One of the most important elements of gardening is watering your plants enough and on a consistent basis. It is important that you are watering your plants frequently and watering them where the water goes through the soil. If you are water new plants, you need to water them more often than other plants since their root systems have not fully developed. Make sure that you water your plants in the morning before it gets to warm outside.
Test Your Soil
Every plant is different, and each plant thrives in a different type of soil. So, it is essential that you test your soil so that you the specific pH level of the soil. When you test your soil, you will know which plants you can grow. Make sure that you feel the texture of your soil so that you know if you need to apply fresh soil.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.