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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:15

Some blogs may be a little intimidating to newbie gardeners. The jargons and complexed processes may overwhelm starting green thumbs. At Future Gardens, we have collected the top 5 beginner tips in tending your own garden.

1. Get to Know Your Soil. First things first. You need to know the nature of the soil you have at home. This will decide whether or not its current condition is ready for gardening. Proper nutrients should be present in it as well. There are three basic kinds of soil – sand, silt, and clay. If you are unsure of what you have at your lawn, you may ask a neighbor or compare descriptions on the Internet. You may also seek help from a garden center nearby.

Some blogs may be a little intimidating to newbie gardeners. The jargons and complexed processes may overwhelm starting green thumbs. At Future Gardens, we have collected the top 5 beginner tips in tending your own garden.

1. Get to Know Your Soil. First things first. You need to know the nature of the soil you have at home. This will decide whether or not its current condition is ready for gardening. Proper nutrients should be present in it as well. There are three basic kinds of soil – sand, silt, and clay. If you are unsure of what you have at your lawn, you may ask a neighbor or compare descriptions on the Internet. You may also seek help from a garden center nearby.


2. Be organized, be organic. In improving the nutrient level of your soil, you  may sure organic fertilizers, compost, and mulching materials. Not only will it cut costs, it will enhance the growth of soil microbes and worms. In gardening, that's a great thing.


3. Mulch all year round. To avoid weed from growing, always mulch the soil. This is to minimize weed growth and to avoid weeds from competing with plants for nutrients and water. Mulching the soil also balances the soil temperature; during warm weather it keeps the soil cool and vice-versa. You may use sugarcane, straw, or tea-tree mulch. It does not matter which mulch you use, as long as you mulching is done regularly.


4. Plants of the same species, grow together. Avoid growing plants that require different types of soil and nutrients. Growing plants from similar species will help beginners learn faster and tend to their plants better.


5. Protect your plants from pests and diseases. Research about pests and diseases that plants may acquire. Prevention or early detection is important to maintain good health of your plants. There are symptoms and physical factors that will help you detect that something might be wrong. There are organic stuff and chemicals that may help you eliminate of pests or diseases.

 
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