Good Advice to Follow for Beginner GardenersAmong the many hobbies out there, gardening is consistently one of the most popular. It is something that everybody talks about. You'll meet people who've just started gardening or are still in the planning stage. Still others, you are probably among them, are dreaming of the gardens they will someday start. How come you haven't started on your garden? Anyone, regardless of age, can get into gardening. You can start it at any time and, thanks to technology, in any space. The only real thing holding you back is your own ambition (or lack thereof). If a garden is something you really, really want, the three tips below should help you out.
Help an experienced gardener in her garden for a while. If you haven't ever gardened on your own before, it can be easy to romanticize the activity. The truth is that gardening can be hard work and not knowing anything about it can make it even harder. If you spend time helping someone else in their garden, you can try it out and see whether or not the hobby really is something that you would like to pick up on your own. Spend at least a few afternoons or weekend days actually working with plants to figure out whether you truly enjoy caring for plants or if you just like the idea of having pretty flowers around.
When you are just starting out, less truly is more. You will probably be tempted to plant every plant you've ever been curious about...and in massive quantities. The only thing this is good for is making your garden overgrown, crowded and confusing. It's better to get started with just one (two at most) of the things you want to plant. This gives you a chance to see if you can truly get these things to grow for you. It lets you ease into the gardening routine. Attempting to go too far too quickly just overwhelms both you and your garden. It's good to feel enthusiasm but it's better to keep it in check, not just for you but for the growing of plants as well.
Just say no to pesticides. Just to mention a couple of pests that would love to partake of your garden are slugs, aphids and snails. You could take the easy way out and just spray your garden with pesticides to keep the pests from moving in. There are all sorts of ways to deter pests in a more natural way. Ladybugs, for example, are great at keeping aphid populations down. Do a little "digging" to see what is available to keep pests at bay in a natural way. Your family, plants and even your pets will thank you for approaching your garden with this methodology. Putting in your personal garden will take a considerable amount of thought. You will not likely get good results if you think you can just pop a seed in the ground, throw a little water on it and walk away. If you truly want to give your garden the best advantages and growing experience, it's up to you to prepare for it. Hopefully we have helped you understand the basics of gardening.