Gardening is not only an occupation. It is an art by itself. Moreover one must have a good scientific knowledge about plants. A garden outdoor or indoor makes the environment look aesthetically beautiful. It gives a relief to ones body and mind. But it is definitely not an easy task. It requires preparation coupled with reading and hard work. Here are some simple tips for beginners:
The first step is to have a basic knowledge of the climatic and soil conditions of the area. Along with that one has to find out which are the plants that grow best in the respective conditions. Some plants may require lot of water where as some may die if there is too much of rains. All plants have their own growing seasons. So the seed needs to be planted well before. This is extremely important as otherwise the plant would die and the whole process would be depressing. The next most important step is to have good lighting. The position of the sun changes with seasons. So the seasons along with the arrangements of the buildings and trees around that can block sunlight is important. On the other hand some plants require little shading.
After preparing the soil with proper drainage arrangements, the first seeds are planted.
Now it is time for watering. It is better to water plants early morning. This prevents fungal disease as the leaves get the entire day to become dry. Note to make arrangements to water the plants incase one is out for a vacation or work. But watering must not be skipped. Only sowing and watering does not end the responsibility. Pest control is something that will automatically tag along. Pests are harmful and would not only hamper the growth of the plant but would sometimes kill the plant. It is good to fertilize the soil at times for a good yield.
But the first garden must be small so that it is easy to handle. Also the trees selected must be hardy trees that does not require much watering. And most importantly clean the place before starting. Clear off the weeds and throw the garbage to make the place as neat as possible. Initially there might be difficulties in identifying weeds but one can just give it a try. A beginner must always take guidance from an expert before putting his hands into gardening. Reading journals and books on gardening tips, surfing the internet to read about other’s experience on gardening is also very helpful. Talking to people in the neighborhood with gardens is also a good move.
If one follows these simple gardening tips, one would do miracles as beginners! There can be few mistakes in the process, but one must not get discouraged. It is the learning process and one must keep it in mind to avoid doing the same the following year. Remember perfection can be achieved only through practice. At the end one has actually been a creator of a beautiful place with fresh blossoms and mesmerizing scent!