How to Have a Fantastic Summer Garden
When we think of summertime one of the first thoughts to cross our minds is outdoor activities. Doing things out of doors doesn’t have to mean strenuous physical activities. Caring for a garden can give you that feeling of exhilaration. If you are a first time gardener there are certain steps to follow to create a great gardening experience. In this article I will give you some tips on how to get started.
First, you must choose the right plants and vegetables to grow for summer. You must keep in the mind the heat and choose plants that will thrive in the heat. The vegetables that do best in summer are tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and all of the peppers. In addition peas, green beans and okra also do well. If you want to plant an herb garden, may I suggest basil, tarragon and oregano. If herbs and vegetables are not your thing you may want to consider flowering plants such as begonias, angelonia and assorted perennials.
Second, where to place your garden is an important decision. You must put some thought into the process. Choosing a flat area usually works best as it will hold the water evenly and drain evenly. A most important thing for you to decide is how much sunlight you want your garden to receive. All of this is dependent on the choice of plants you make. If you decide on plants that require less sun you will have to choose your location accordingly.
Lastly, you must make sure that your plants have the correct amount of soil in your garden The right soil mix is also very important. It must be made up of the right components. They are clay, silt and sand. You want to make sure these elements are in the correct ratio so they hold water correctly and allow it to drain through properly. You may also want to check with the store where you bought your plants about giving your plants the correct amounts of foods and fertilizers. You will be so pleased with a little effort you can being enjoying plants and vegetables this summer.