You already know that gardening is supposed to be fantastic. You've undoubtedly heard it often enough that you want to start your own garden. Think about it: if gardening is so great, why don't you have a garden of your own? Thankfully, gardening is something that anybody can do no matter what kind of skills they have or how much space they have available. Of course, that doesn't mean that you should simply start dropping seeds into dirt and hoping for the best. Use the following tips to help you start a garden of your very own.
When you go to your local nursery or garden supply shop, it is going to be tempting to buy every last tool that you see. Obviously you absolutely need every single one of those tools? You can actually start your own garden using just a few tools. The only tools you actually need are a shovel, a trowel and a rake. Each of these tools can be purchased in one of many sizes so do your best to choose the size that best suits your garden plot. Honestly-you could probably start your garden using only your own hands, but a few tools will make it easier. Look at the space you have available. You can grow your own garden in even the tiniest of apartments or living spaces. If you don't have a yard, it's not a problem because you don't really need to have one in order to start a garden. However, you should objectively look at how much space you've got that can be used for gardening. This will help you plan, not just in terms of how you will garden (container, in the ground, on windowsills, etc.), but in terms of what you will plant. If you have a small space, growing trees isn't really possible, but you can grow flowers and herbs and perhaps a few vegetables. Trees and basically any other plants you want can be grown if you have a large space. However, you'll still need to plan as to where exactly to plant them.
Plant locally and naturally as much as possible. When we use these terms we aren't talking about planting in an environmentally friendly fashion. We are talking about growing things that are native to your local area. If you live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, for example, you are going to have a difficult time growing plants that need arid, dry and very sunny climates to thrive. If you live in the Southwest, you will have a hard time growing things that need a lot of rain and shadiness. If you are just getting started, you should stick to the things that are supposed to grow where you already live. It helps make gardening so much easier and so much more successful a hobby for you. You will have a number of tasks to consider when you are planning a garden of your own. 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. When you are looking to grow a healthy, well kept garden; you will want to spend the time it takes to do it the right way. These tips should help you get a good jump on things.