How to Plan Garden
A garden is a lot of work. There are so many things to consider when planning a garden, from how much space you have available for planting to how much time and how often you want to be working on it. This article will guide you through the process of planning your own beautiful garden!
Step One: Figure out how much space you have.
This might seem like a no-brainer, but if there’s one thing that can make or break any garden, it’s the space available for planting! If you’re planning on having an in-ground garden, be sure to measure how deep your soil is and how far down into the ground it goes before making other decisions about what type of plants you want and how they’ll fit together. And don’t forget to include paths between rows of vegetables – especially important when gardening alongside children who will need more help with picking produce!
Step Two: Consider how often you want to work in the garden.
If you’re like most people, you’ll have some days where it seems easier than others to get outside and plant! But how much time are YOU willing or able to spend tending the plants? For example, if you only want an hour of gardening on lazy Sundays but two hours on Saturday mornings, it may make more sense for your schedule to choose perennial vegetables that will grow without too much help from humans – think tomatoes! And don’t forget about how far apart they need to be planted, so take note as soon as possible how long each type needs before harvesting again.
If this is not something you want to be doing every day, or you’re not sure how much time you have available for gardening, consider container gardens as an option. They are low-maintenance and can fit into those tight spaces in your yard that just seem like a waste of space!
Step Three: Choose what types of plants will go where.
Once you’ve figured out how big your garden is going to be and how often it’ll need tending, think about what type of vegetables would work well together – both when planting them and when harvesting the produce they provide. For example, if this is a vegetable garden with tomatoes included, then plant some basil nearby so that once summer rolls around, everything tastes better coming straight from the ground! And don’t forget veggies such as lettuce, which can be grown year-round in some climates and provide a great base for salads.
Step Four: Put together your planting schedule.
Once you know how many hours per week or month that you’re willing to dedicate to working on the garden, then it’s time to plant! Figure out how long each type of vegetable needs until harvest – this will help guide how much space is needed between rows, so they all have enough room before their next crop comes up! The best gardens are always well planned and avoid overcrowding plants which need more sunshine than others (like tomatoes) with those who prefer shade – like potatoes!
Step Five: Consider what materials you’ll need outside the garden itself too
If this is an in-ground, long-term garden, then there are some supplies that will be necessary. You’ll need to figure out how you’re going to water your plants, how they’ll get enough sun, what type of fertilizer is best for the types of vegetables being grown, and more!
Step Six: Figure out how much time you want to spend on gardening
The last thing to consider before planning a beautiful long-term garden set up in the perfect space is how often it needs tending – both outside with watering and inside by harvesting produce like tomatoes from just one plant! This timeline should help guide how big each row can be so that everything has room without overcrowding too soon after planting but also leaves enough room between rows as needed (depending on whether this is an in-ground garden or a container!)
Step Seven: Start designing how the rows will go
The design may seem overwhelming at first, and there are plenty of different ways to layout your plants, but it’s important not to rush this! A well-designed, beautiful garden with thoughtful plant placement can last through many long seasons – so don’t skimp on how you plan things out now! Keep in mind how big each type of veggies needs until harvest and where they grow best (some need more sun than others), and then ask yourself how those specific types work together once planted next to one another. For example, if tomatoes take up too much space before harvesting again, these should be kept away from other vegetables that need lots of suns, such as peppers or eggplant.
Step Eight: Organize how the plants will be watered
How they’ll get enough sun – both outside with a garden hose but also inside by how many hours of sunlight your house gets per day! More time in the sun means more products, so this is important to consider when planning out rows for different types of vegetables. Plus, if you’re growing things like tomatoes off-season, then it’s going to need more light than usual which can take up space that other veggies might need, too – plan ahead!
Step Nine: Figure out how much water each plant needs
According to type (some love getting lots of moisture while others are happier without!). It may seem like common sense, but sometimes we don’t think about how much water a plant needs before planting it and how much it’ll need after.
Step Ten: Create your plan – that’s what long-term gardeners do best!
Once all the planning, designing and prepping is complete, then it will be time for some good old-fashioned gardening (though hopefully with less weeding than usual!) Spend time tending plants inside too by harvesting vegetables like tomatoes from just one plant when ready so that there is plenty left on their vines until harvest again in season or pick perfect produce as needed outside. The most beautiful gardens always have something growing year-round, which is why many people love container gardens because of how easy they are to take care of!
Planning a garden can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these simple steps for planning your garden, you will find that the process is not only much easier and less time-consuming than trying to figure out how to do it on your own; but also more enjoyable as well! After all, who wouldn’t enjoy spending their free time outside in nature?
So if you want an engaging way of reducing stress while improving the quality of life for yourself and those around you—planning a backyard or community garden might just be what the doctor ordered. If there is anything else that you would like us to cover or any questions about the information presented here, please let us know in the comments below!