Gardening Tips for Beginners

If you're just beginning with gardening, don't be afraid for it is not meant to be difficult.  In fact, it can be so much more fun than what you think.  If you don't know how to start, there is always an avenue of knowledge for you: your grandmother or family to assist you, informational books and magazines to read, and the internet to browse more information. 

People of all ages - children, young adults, adults, and old folks alike - see gardening as a refreshing and rewarding hobby.  With all the benefits that you get why not start growing your own plants indoor or outdoors today.  You will see the big difference and be convinced once you get to reap your own fruits of labors. 

Would you like to have a bed of beautiful and colorful flowers, country garden full of wild flowers and shrubs, manicured lawn strategically placed with shrubs and little trees, or just a simple backyard with lots of pots and containers planted with grown plants?  Whatever your preference you're sure to find the resources you need to get started today.  

To begin you will need some basic gardening tools: trowel, spade, lawnmower, rake, and plants of your choice to grow.  It would help a lot if you have some sort of garden plan based on the space that is available.  With a plan it becomes easier to arrange some things like flower beds, lawns, paths, and dedicated garden spaces.

The kinds of plants that you will grow will depend on what you want, the availability, and the climate that your location has.  There are plants that grow only for the season but there are others too that can be cultivated to grow year after year.  If you consider yourself a hobby gardener, then you would want to have plants that do not grow more than two seasons.  These are perennial plants that allow you to tend to other things other than mere gardening.  Personally, I prefer to grow mostly veggies that I can cultivate and harvest each season.  

If you don't know what plants to start growing, you can always ask assistance from a local nursery  The experts from there should know what types would thrive specifically considering the climate in your area. And speaking of the local nursery, it is one avenue to buy plants you want on your garden. It is usually available with packets of seeds or small young plants for the beginners to grow.  You can also get plants at various life stages through magazines or websites.  

The small young plants are great choice if you want to have an automatic decorative display on your garden.  Otherwise, choosing seeds to grow and watching them grow will provide great satisfaction from the accomplishment of having to cultivate and care for them.  You can have the seeds planted in pots or containers, or you can plant them directly into the ground.  Gardening should be fun and exciting, and of course, rewarding, even if you are a beginner so be sure to let the stress go and get digging.

You can get this member only Guide "A Parent's Guide to Gardening With Kids" to discover the benefits of gardening with children as well as specific techniques you can use with young children, tweens, and teens to get them involved in growing a family garden. 

MEMBER ONLY RESOURCE - A Parent's Guide to Gardening With Kids

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