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How to Best Plant Your Home Garden

Oh, the wonders of spring! The sun shines, the trees blossom and the birds sing the melody of the season. What better time than now to create your garden?

Ten tips for Cultivating

  1. Determine the type
    Think about the kind of garden you wish to plant. Do you want a vegetable, herbal or flower patch? Then decide between the different sorts. Weigh the pros and cons of the various flowers and their blooming periods before making a determination.

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    2. Select a sunny spot

        Sunshine is the key word when opting for garden space. If your
        yard does not have optimum sun exposure, you can still reap
        success if you research which plants do well in the shade as
        well.

 
    3. Get the soil ready

        Smooth away the turf covering your intended spot. You will get a
        quicker outcome if you use a shovel, although it’s simpler to cover
        it with newspapers. Standard types of grass need about 5
        newspaper layers, while Bermuda-grass/St. Augustine sorts need
        approximately 10 pages for adequate coverage. Place a combo of
        potting soil and topsoil (aka compost) evenly along the newsprint.
        After an average of 4 months, your site will have decomposed and
        be ready for planting.

 
     4. Touch up the soil

         Add or hoe in organic substance made up of about a three-inch
         toping of compost, decayed leaves, dried grass pieces, or even
         manure.

 
     5. To dig or not to dig – that is the question
       
While shoveling makes the earth loose and susceptible to root
        penetration, it can wreck its formation when overly dry or moist.
        Check if the soil is adequately wet - enough to make a loosely
        formed ball in your hand - and dry enough to come apart when
        dropped. Utilize a spade to gradually turn over the top eight to
        twelve inches of dirt as you mix the compost in the freshly visible
        layer of soil. Gardens of vegetables and annual soils need to be
        turned one time before planting in the spring.

 

      6. Choose plants that work
         
Research what type of plants will thrive in your environment.
          Consider climate, soil, and sun quantity inherent to your yard.

 
      7. Plant with care

          Pansies, kale and others like them do well even when it’s chilly,
          allowing for planting in the latter part of the winter. Annuals,
          tomatoes and so on are not so hardy and need to be planted in
          the middle of the spring when the risk of frost has gone. Seeding
          is easy with lettuce, sunflowers and the like when following packet
          directions.

 
      8. Watering

          Always make sure the seedlings and transplanted shrubs are
          continuously kept moist till their roots are firmly entrenched. As
          they grow, you can water less. Early morning is the best time to
          water your plants so the moisture will not evaporate as much.

 
      9. Mulching
          Adding two inches of mulch to the plants’ topsoil is a great way
          to discourage weed growth. A vegetable or annual garden
          requires something that decomposes in several months while
          perennial gardens need mulch with a longer life - like pieces of
          bark.

 
      10. Maintaining your Garden

            Take pride in your garden-work but don’t leave it lying. Water
            and weed it as necessary and provide dry fertilizer in
            mid-spring.

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Summary: Homeowners insurance companies require policyholders to maintain their property. Add a quaint garden this spring by following these easy tips!


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