What Makes a Good Garden?

what-makes-a-good-gardenIt’s that time of the year to start planning out how big you want your garden to be and what you are going to plant this year. Most home gardens can produce enough vegetables to help feed your friends and family well into the summer and late fall. But what makes a good garden?

The Soil

The right soil and enough space to grow is important. One of the first things to decide is the location of your garden. You will want to ensure there is enough room, and the area gets plenty of sun during the day.  

Once you have this determined, the next step is to ensure your soil has the right nutrients to support a proper yield during the growing season. In many cases, you may need to add nutrients to the soil like compost or other organic materials.  

The Shed

You are going to want a garden shed to be able to store all of your gardening tools. Sheds a great because the free up valuable room in your garage, and you can keep your specific gardening supplies and tools stored away safely.

Today’s gardening sheds come in various materials, colors, and heights. The most popular sheds are made out of wood, vinyl, and metal. All three are excellent materials, but wood can cause problems if not treated properly. Support your tools and keep things more organized.

Some people will buy a shed and throw all their tools in there. The inside of your shed should be organized, and to maximize the space shelves can be used. At the end of the shelving, you can hang hooks to

The Tools

To be an efficient gardener, you need the right tools to get the job done. The basics like hoes, rakes, and shovels are essential. But there are plenty of other tools that can turn you into a serious home gardener. A pruning saw can be a great addition and help get your plants and shrubs trimmed, and every garden needs a spade. You will want to ensure that you have a hose long enough to be able to reach every area of your plants and crops.

Bug and Insect Free

One of the major problems with having a garden or a small farm is fending off insects and bugs. 

Insects will eat just about anything from the leaves on your plants to the vegetables themselves. Whether you choose organic or nonorganic pesticides, they must be used properly and stored away correctly.

It is a good idea to check your garden daily to ensure it is bug-free. A colony of insects can ruin a garden within days. 

Nothing can be more frustrating than when you have spent a ton of time on a garden only to have insects ruin it within days.

Conclusion

We are less than a month away from the summer season. In the hot summer months, food can grow faster and healthier. Don’t wait until early summer of later summer to get your garden going. Be proactive and start early by planning and potting soon.

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