If you are thinking about starting a garden, the first
thing you need to consider is what type of garden do you want?
There are many different choices and often this can make things difficult, but hopefully you can narrow down the choices and by narrowing it down, you will make the gardening experience easier on yourself and the plants.
If all your plants are similar, then it should not be too difficult to care for them all. So here are some of the main garden ideas for you to make your choice from.
If you simply want something to look nice in your own garden then you will want a flower garden. These are usually filled with perennial flowers.
Perennial flowers are flowers which stay healthy all the year round. It has been said that they are
basically weeds because of their hardiness, only nice looking!
Different areas and climates have different flowers which are considered perennials.
If you do a quick internet search for your area, you will probably be able to locate a list of flowers that will bring your flower garden to life. These usually only require work in the planting stage, and after that, the flowers take care of themselves. The only downside to this is that you dont have any produce to show for it.
Another choice for your garden is to have a vegetable garden.
These usually require a little more work and research than a flower garden, but, the upside of this is that it can be much more rewarding. No matter what time of the year it is, you can usually find one vegetable that is still growing well.
With careful forethought and planning your garden can be giving you produce almost every day of the year.
When starting a vegetable garden, you should build it with the thought in mind that you will be adding more types of veggies in later. This will help your expandability.
Once all of your current crops are out of season you will not be stuck with almost nowhere to put the new crops.
A vegetable garden is ideal for someone who wants some produce, but does not want to devote every waking hour to toiling away in their garden.
One of the more difficult types of gardens to manage is a fruit garden.
It is definitely the most high maintenance. When growing fruits, many more pests will be attracted due to the sweetness. You not only have to deal with having just the right soil and fertilizer, you have to deal with choosing a pesticide that wont kill whoever eats the fruits.
Another thing to bear in mind is that your fruit garden will probably not produce fruit all the year round. The soil needs to be just right for the plants to grow, and putting in another crop during its off season could be disastrous to its growth process.
However, if you are willing to put lots of work into maintaining a garden, then a fruit garden could be just the right thing for you.
So now that I have outlined some of the main garden types that people choose, I hope you can make a good decision.
Basically, the garden type comes down to what kind of produce you want, and how much work you want to
put into it. If you are looking for no produce with very little work, go with a flower garden.
If you want lots of delicious produce, and you are
willing to spend hours in your garden each day, then go for a fruit garden.
Just make sure you dont get into something you cant handle!
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