National Gardening day: 7 tips for beginners and gardeners

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National Gardening day is a day designed to encourage active gardeners to pick up their shovels and get involved, and to encourage beginners to try this healthy and exciting hobby. It is said that gardening is good for health. An article published in the National Library of medicine explains that gardening can expose people to vitamin D, create social opportunities, improve mental health, and do many other great things for mankind. If you are looking for a low-cost way to relieve stress, gardening is the perfect choice.

If you’re not familiar with gardening, the prospect of trying to grow something in the yard can be daunting. However, since this activity provides so many benefits, we hope that everyone can feel it. So today we will introduce some skills for beginners and gardeners. Before you know it, you may already have a green thumb.

Position, position, position

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Decorate the garden

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Before you start, it’s important to sit down and make a plan for the garden you want. Select a designated area for each item you want to grow, and make sure that all items have the required space. If you skip this step, you may be excited to go to the nursery and buy more seeds than you have room to plant. Remember that you need to water the plants regularly, so setting up your garden near the water source – like a hose connection – is something you will thank yourself for later. Remember that most plants need a lot of sunlight, so be sure to choose a sunny area.

Do soil test

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Worms in compost bins

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It is important to know the type of soil you have before you start planting. Most soils will fall into one of two categories: acidic or alkaline. Some plants do better in one way than another. You can easily purchase soil tests from nurseries or home improvement stores, which will provide instructions to guide you through the soil test process. If you find that your soil is too acidic or too alkaline for the plants in your mind, your colleagues in the nursery can provide you with many important tips on how to adjust the pH value of the soil.

Know how to plant

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Close up of the garden, green onions in the front view.

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Be sure to check out the video on how to grow exactly what you want to grow. Some items need to be planted deep in the soil, while others can sit higher. There are also some tips on how to grow almost anything correctly. Performing this procedure correctly provides the best opportunity for your plant to thrive.

How do you know when to water

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Yellow plastic garden hose

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It is essential to ensure that your soil maintains proper moisture. If you don’t, your plants are likely to die. A great trick to know when the soil needs watering is to put a finger into the soil, about an inch deep (about a knuckle for most people). If you think the soil there is dry, it’s time to water it. Remember to water the root (or root ball), not the leaves. The roots absorb water.

Consider climate and space

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When you know what plants you want to grow, do some research on them. It is important to understand the climatic conditions under which certain plants thrive and die. For example, some plants are heat-resistant and are very suitable for desert climate. Then you have plants that like sunshine. You must get at least six hours of sunshine every day. Space is also a problem. Ground plants growing on vines such as pumpkins and gourds will spread quickly and need enough area, so it is important to plan for this.

Using mulch

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Weeds have always been a concern for gardeners. A good way to prevent weeds from growing is to use mulch. You may have seen this in other gardens. You will create a mountain that looks like a small, concave covering around each plant, about 2 to 3 inches high. This will prevent weeds from growing while still giving your plants sunlight.

Feed your plants

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Your plants need food, just like you. Fortunately, they don’t need to eat every day. However, depending on the type of plant, some need to eat once a month, while others need less. Fertilizer is a favorite food for plants If you like composting, some plants can use very little fertilizer as long as you add the organic materials in the compost to the soil before planting. Discuss with nursery professionals the type and frequency of fertilizer most suitable for your plant.

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