Tips for a Healthy, Green Garden


Suggestions for a Great Start!

Creating and nurturing a home garden offers so many benefits: spending time outside, getting exercise and fresh air, and growing your own nutritious and delicious fresh food or beautiful flowers. Growing your own food is the ultimate in do-it-yourself, locally-grown food.

The good news? Even if you've never had a garden before, getting one started and keeping it thriving is easy. All you need is some space (even if you don't think you have the room, you can grow things), some healthy soil, and some seeds. Mother nature will provide the sunshine and the water. These few items, along with an adventurous spirit and some patience, and you're ready to begin!

Top Garden Tips

While gardening is relatively easy, there are some things every gardener should know going into it to ensure success. Growing flowers , vegetables, and other plants is a process where you learn a great deal as you go; what to do, and what not to do, the next time around. Remember this as your gardening adventure progres; if something doesn't work right, learn from what happened and try again. Over time, you will quickly become an experienced gardener.

That said, here are some important tips to help you get off on the right foot. Our focus will be on growing a healthy garden with minimal use of chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. We feel that a natural garden produces healthier plants and takes much less of an environmental toll on the planet.

Tip #1: Location, Location, Location !!                                                                            Tip #6: Keep Animals at Bay

Tip #2: Soil Preparation                                                                                                         Tip #7: Avoid Invasive Varieties

Tip#3: Don't Overwater!                                                                                                        Tip #8: Careful Weeding

Tip #4: Adequate Sun Exposure                                                                                         Tip #9: Avoid Overusing Pesticides

Tip #5: Avoid Overseeding                                                                                                   Tip #10: Maintain Proper Spacing



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