Creating a beautiful garden is a sure-fire way to add to your home’s curb appeal. But not everyone has a green thumb. And some of us can barely manage to keep a cactus alive.
Being an expert gardener takes years of practice, but one important detail that’s been known to help newbies succeed is a reason for the garden. The more you care about your plants, the more likely they are to survive! Making the outside of your home beautiful is a great reason to care!
Caring can only go so far, however. You’ll need to start with the basics.
Here are 3 helpful tips for newbie gardeners:
- Pay attention to your soil: Whatever you decide to plant, your soil matters! You can pick up organic compost from pretty much any nursery, or make your own. Making your own also helps to reduce your home’s waste, too! Adding organic fertilizer will also help your plants to thrive, as well.
- Make Sure You Are Growing In-Season: One of the biggest mistakes newbies make is planting things at the wrong time. If you’re a little too early or a little too late, it can make a big difference. Check out this helpful site to make sure you are planting in the correct season for the best results.
- Don’t be afraid of failure: Everyone kills their plants from time to time. It doesn’t mean you’re a terrible gardener. It just means you need more practice. But a fear of failure isn’t reason enough not to try, especially if you really want to have a beautiful garden outside your home. It really adds to the value of your property if you can keep up with it. And if you don’t have the space, hey, window boxes are a great option!
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