Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, which means there is no better time to start thinking about your yard. It’s the first thing people see when visiting your home, and making a lovely first impression is always important. One of the best ways to invite guests into your home is with a beautiful garden of flowers and herbs. Here are a few tips to help get you started on your home gardening projects this year.
Container Gardens are Useful
Having trouble deciding which area of your hard has the best soil consistency for your plants? Don’t worry about that. Instead, simply build your garden in movable containers! Not only does this allow you to reposition your garden, but it also makes it much easier to adjust and control the quality of soil and fertilizer. One important thing to make sure of is that your container has sufficient holes for drainage.
Research the Plants You Want
Your garden will not work if the plants in it cannot grow well in our region. Before starting out, make sure you do appropriate research about the climate needed by the plants you want. A good starting point is to use the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Match up that data with the plants you want to see if they are right for Zebulon.
Keep an Eye on Sunlight
Okay, don’t actually stare at the sun. But make sure that you place your container garden in a spot that gets the appropriate amount of sunlight for the plants you’ve planted. Some plants need lots of direct sunlight in order to grow properly. Some need shade. Others need a mixture of the two. If you are just starting out with gardening, use a movable container garden to experiment with different areas of your yard in order to get the best out of your new plants.
We hope you have a great spring and summer filled with beautiful flowers, warm weather, and lovely gatherings with friends. If you have any questions about Weaver’s Pond, you can always contact our office here.