Are you thinking about how to create your summer garden this season?
Here’s a guide just for you to take the right steps to grow your summer garden plants right away. Continue reading to learn more about growing plants this summer.
1. Pick a Great Spot to Grow
Depending on what types of plants you’re interested in planting (and eating!), you’ll want to make sure you pick the best spot for your plants to flourish throughout the season.
For example, if you’re planning to grow a vegetable garden, these plants will need 6 to 8 hours of full sun every day. This means that you’ll need to plan the perfect plot to accommodate that much sunlight all day. Try observing your property to find out which spots suit your plants of choice.
Do some research beforehand to find out which plants need sun and/or shade at which times of the day.
You also will need to bear in mind that your chosen planting area has easy access to a water source and that it’s on flat ground–this will make your gardening so much easier.
2. Prepare Your Ground
Once you’ve found the prime spot to start planting, you’ll need to prepare the ground by weeding and raking excess debris.
Your plants will grow smoothly and quickly once you’ve cleared your gardening plot. Ridding it of weeds and other plants will help keep your soil alive and well. Once you’ve cleared the perfect land, you’ll be ready to put soil down to lay a base for your plants.
You may even choose to have your land landscaped properly for plant growth. To find out more about this type of landscaping, go here now.
3. Choose What You Want to Plant
Whether you’ve read up on great summer plants or gone to the store and picked packets on a whim, there’s always a few things you’ll need to consider when picking what you want to plant.
These include taking into account your land’s conditions, the season, and how difficult or easy the plants will be to care for.
Once you’ve chosen what plants you prefer, it’ll be time to plan which times you’ll plant those vegetables or flowers.
4. Plant in the Right Conditions
If you’ve chosen perennials, these begin growing best when planted in mid-spring or mid-fall. Plan to plant these in the months from May to September.
When planting annuals, you’ll be able to gauge when you want to plant them year-round. For example, if you decide to plant annuals in March, they’ll be grown and beginning to bloom by the middle of the summer.
5. Keep up on Watering Your Plants
When beginning your growing process, make sure your seedlings are never dry. A general rule of thumb when watering is to try to water once a week. This may vary depending on the conditions of your growing space and what types of plants you decide on.
You’ll also need to prune and care for your summer garden plants often, as having dead plants or weeds mixed in will damage the growth of your plants.
Planting and Maintaining Your Summer Garden
When growing and maintaining your summer garden, you’ll find that your plants will thrive when you pay attention to them. Begin your summer vegetable garden today.
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