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6 Home Gardening Tips For Beginners

Are you thinking of starting your first garden? Here are some tips to get you started on your next project - keep them in mind and you won't get too overwhelmed by the process.

1. Pick A Visible & Sunny Location

Pick a visible location that’s easy to access. When you plant your garden in a place that you walk by every day, you’re more likely to remember to care for it.

It is also important to put your plants in a sunny spot since most gardens need 6-8 hours of daily sunlight to thrive.

2. Start Small

Be realistic about your schedule and availability and pick a garden size that matches your lifestyle.

Especially in the beginning, gardens need lots of care and attention in the form of pruning, watering, debugging etc. If you pick a garden that is too much work, you will be more likely to neglect it.

3. Don’t Overwater

Be careful of your water levels since overwatering is one of the most common mistakes new gardeners make.

If you water your plants too much or too often, they can drown or become over-dependent on you since their roots are never encouraged to grow down in search of nutrients.

4. Ask For Advice

Online forums, your neighbours, the local flower shop - your community is full of experienced gardeners ready and willing to share their knowledge.

Experienced growers remember what it’s like to be new to gardening and are always excited to share their tips. So don’t be afraid to reach out to those with more know-how to get advice and insights on how to start.

5. Consider Low Maintenance Or Indoor Plants

Nature has many plant varieties that are low maintenance and very difficult to kill. Choosing plants that can flourish year-round or in doors are a great place to start. This way you can ease yourself into the process and get used to the basic needs of most plants in a controlled environment.

Midwest Living has a great list of “20 Super-Easy Houseplants You'll Love”.

6. Be Patient!

Chances are, your garden won’t look like a Pinterest board when you first start out. That’s okay! Good gardening practices and techniques take time to hone, so don’t get discouraged.

Take any mistakes you make over the course of the growing season and apply them the following year. No one is born with a green thumb, so be patient!

Gardening should be a worthwhile and rewarding experience, so remember to have fun with the process!

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