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Making Gardening Plans

Making gardening plans can be a fun activity for the entire family. Many people do not feel that they are capable of planning out their own garden space, and a landscaper can create gardening plans for a client. This of course, will cost a fee, but a landscaper can also recommend the type of plants that would be good for the area. Some landscapers will allow clients to use the gardening plans to make their own yard. Many landscaping companies will only do a gardening plan, if the client is going to use their services to make the garden.

Creating Your Own Gardening Plans

The first step in making your own gardening plans, involves getting to know what type of climate you live in and what type of soil you have. Both of these items are important when creating a garden. Depending on the climate and soil, certain plants will not be able to thrive.

The climate makes a huge difference in the variety of plants that can be used in the garden. Certain areas have different lengths of growing season, and some plants need longer growing time. When making gardening plans, take the time to investigate the type of area that you live in. A very dry climate will probably not be the best climate to try and grow exotic flowers that need a lot of moisture. Gardening plans need to be thought out carefully before going forward and planting.

Many areas have troublesome soil that will need to be conditioned or possible mixed with other soil to get a positive planting soil. When making gardening plans, check with local garden stores on the type of soil conditions that are in your area. A professional at a store can offer advice on how to prepare the soil for plants and specific steps that may need to be taken to keep the soil balanced.

When making gardening plans, also think about the space that you have and what type of garden you would like. Is a water feature something you want to add? How about small trees and bushes? Visit area nurseries to evaluate what is offered and what combinations would look best together.

Gardening plans can take a few months to put together. Start planning a few months before the ideal planting season begins. Gather resources to learn about plants and flowers and what will work in your area. Gardening plans are exciting to work on and can involve the whole family. This is a great way to spend time together in a productive manner.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.