Everyone wants a beautiful, eye-catching garden, but what steps do you need to take in order to accomplish that goal? Here are a few ways to make sure your garden(s) look beautiful this season.
- Native Plants
There are so many benefits to having native plants in your garden. Native plants improve soil, attract wildlife and enrich your local ecosystem. They also draw in birds and insects, and their presence will help with cross-pollination and the overall well-being of the fruits and vegetables.
- Spread out your Plants
Pay attention to how much space each plant needs and how tall they’ll be at full size. Prevent overcrowding by measuring your space to accommodate each plant. For small beds like this one, you can easily use string to map out the spacing. To plan larger beds, map out your garden on a piece of paper with a ruler (1” scale works well). Remember to leave space for walkways!
Not everything grows well everywhere! Testing the pH levels in your soil at the beginning of the season helps you learn whether or not the soil needs to be supplemented before planting.
- Upgrade Garden Fence
Your garden should be a happy place, and it should feel adequately-sized and well-protected. It’s important to make sure the fencing works best for your needs to keep your food accessible but safe from wildlife.
- Unwanted Weeds
Don’t wait to start pulling those unwanted weeds in your garden and landscape beds. Start now, and dedicate a little time every day to pull weeds while they’re small before they hurt your plants and create even more problems for you. Plucking a few every day will keep the garden looking neat and prevent it from becoming a serious chore.
- Plant Containers
You might be surprised what types of plants grow just as well in containers as they grow in the ground. Potatoes, for one, are easy to grow in both spots but easier to harvest when grown in deep containers. They make for lush patio accents, too!