You’re getting ready to start a garden. But, do you know how to start gardening? What do you need to consider? How can you be sure that you’re putting things together correctly? How can you know that your soil is going to be perfect for the plants that you decide to put in there? Here are some tips you can consider.
Why Do You Need Soil?
Soil is something that your garden is going to need in order to ensure that it’s going to thrive and do well into the future. The first thing is to realize that the area around your garden currently has dirt, not soil. Dirt doesn’t have nutrients and can have a lot of rocks and silt in it. That means that there isn’t going to be enough nutrients or space for the plants to grow, and that can be problematic if you’re trying to help them thrive.
Mix Soil with the Appropriate Mix
Then, you want to have planting mix or potting mix. Planting mix is, usually, enhanced with nutrients, specifically so that bigger plants (shrubs, trees, and bushes) are able to grow properly. Potting mix is for raised beds and containers, because it has been developed to assist with drainage and to retain whatever moisture may be necessary for the plants.
When you finally have everything mixed together and working as it should, it’s time for you to plant. You want to be sure that you dig out the area that you’re planting in, and then add some of the soil mixture that you’ve put together. You’ll plant the plants you have, and then cover the bottom part (including the roots) with the soil as well.
Now, its time to wait. Watch and see what’s happening and make changes and adjustments as necessary so that your garden can thrive.