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Backyard garden help tips

Backyard gardening tips

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 How to start a backyard garden

Follow these step-by-step horticultural tips to turn your backyard into a garden.

1. Determine your climate zone. Success in horticulture is about putting the right plant in the right place at the right time. It starts with an understanding of the crops that are suitable for your climate and the season for planting them. The USDA maintains a plant hardiness zone map that can be searched by zip code, which divides the country into 13 zones based on average annual minimum temperatures. Discover your region and learn about the fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs that thrive in it (if you are outside the United States, see International Hardiness Zone Maps). Once you know your climate zone, look at the estimated first and last frost dates so you know the duration of your growing season. Now, when you go to your local garden center, you can look for oily plants that are related to your hardness zone. If you buy seeds, compare the number of "maturity days" listed in the seed packet with the length of your growing season.

2. Decide what to grow. Use the controls of your climate zone and your personal preferences to determine which plants you want to grow. Do you like a flower garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, container garden, or a combination of many options? Ask yourself what kind of fruits and vegetables you would like to eat and plant them. Also, consider the home garden space you have. If you only have space for a small garden, it is wise to avoid large plants.

3. Choose the best garden location. Most flowers and vegetables require several hours of direct sunlight a day, so look for areas where you can get enough full sun to grow. Growing plants is easy on flat ground that closes the air near a structure.

4. Get basic gardening tools. At the very least, you should invest in a sturdy shovel and a pair of gloves when you start your garden. But many more tools can come in handy in the trade: a pot soil scoop to easily fill pots and gardens, a standard kitchen knife to make precise cuts when harvesting vegetables, and a battery-powered or rechargeable wireless drill to create drain holes. A Horti knife is used for clusters of roots and other rough gardens, hand shears for cutting stems and branches about half an inch in diameter, and a small pruning saw designed to access tight spaces when converting available materials into gardeners. Pruning trees and shrubs.