Starting your own garden can be overwhelming, so it helps to do your research and figure out what kind of garden you want to grow based on your goals, desires, and space. Gardening is a great way to spend your weekend and can be very therapeutic. Though, if you don’t want to do gardening work, then green ninja will be at your side! So how do you decide what type of garden you would like? Check out our list of tips to get you started!

#1 Gardening Book

A popular book full of ideas and tips is Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. This book will spark your imagination and teach you to work with nature, rather than against her. This book will teach you the different ways and methods of a “successful” garden or it may help you discover your dream garden! An interesting part of this book is the illustrated planting maps showing which plants work best together. Books can be great for learning how to imagine your dream garden but sometimes we don’t have the time to read the whole book! So, what are some effective tips?

Trimming and Pruning

Trimming and pruning your garden is key because it will keep your plants and garden very healthy. All this takes is quickly trimming any dead leaves or flowers off of your plants. Trimming and pruning is an essential gardening skill!

Fixing Aggressive Plants

Restricting aggressive plants is usually something people forget about but it can definitely crowd your garden. Aggressive plants underground roots can quickly crowd your entire garden. If you place the aggressive plant into its own planter with the bottom cut out then it will allow a structure and organized grow.

Non-Stick Shovel

Creating a no-stick shovel is a great idea. Spray your favourite garden shovel with a silicone or Teflon lubricant to make shovelling a breeze. A good coating of this spray will make any type of soil slip right off the shovel without a mess.

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