Creating A Back garden Is Often Fun With Proper Preparation

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Sunday, April 1, 2012 | 12:55 AM

By Andrew Harrison

If you do some thorough preparation, you'll find yourself having a fun and rewarding experience with your own backyard garden. Conversely, deficiency of planning can turn your hard work into a bad experience with poor results. There may be a garden who knows where in the world that sprang up overnight with no work other than throwing seeds on the ground, but the majority of gardens require hard work and thorough preparation.

To create a prosperous garden it doesn't need to be huge, in fact, a common mistake is not being able to care for everything that is planted. Never try to grow anything and everything, just plant what you feel you can handle. Make sure that the spot for your garden has plenty of sunlight and easy access to water. Aim to have an area that gets a minimum of six hours of sunlight especially if you plan on growing vegetables. Needless to say, make certain that the soil is made up of organic materials and has a neutral pH. If you would like the ideal fertile soil, it should have 5% organic matter, 25% water, 25% air, and 45% minerals.

Since your dirt might not be ideal, depending on where you live, you might need to do some extra work on your soil. Even though organic material only comprise a small percentage, having the right organic material can have an impact on your garden. Whether you are using sandy, humus or clay type of soil, adding organic matter should help it tremendously. By spreading two to three inches of organic matter over the surface can really help break up clay in soil or hold more water if the soil is sandy. Well-rotted manure, grass clippings, sawdust, peat moss, and leaves are a number of the good sources of organic matter.

To make your organic mulch effective for your soil, you will need to include nitrogen fertilizer for the decomposition process. The next thing is to thoroughly till the soil before you can begin planting your garden. Tilling the earth with let air to flow through and keep the soil from getting hard. Just be sure you don't till the soil in early spring since muddy soil may not break down well and choke the roots. Once the dirt is ready, you're going to plant vegetables or fruits that are proper for the time of year. You'll want to have a look at seed package to find out if the item you want to plant is in season or not.

There is lots of fun to be enjoyed and money that can be saved when you've got your own successful garden. You will find yourself continually with fine vegetables or fruits to harvest when you plan properly.

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