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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Summerville Woman Gardening in Her BackyardFresh spring gardens are always a wonder to behold. But, unfortunately, not too many people are good at making green things grow. It’s a common belief that a green thumb is an inherent talent — something that you’re born with. This is simply false. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. Truth be told, you can follow a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb. In doing so, you’re setting yourself up for a wonderful experience of the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

If you have a fascination for growing spring plants, you should not be put off by a lack of experience or even garden space. A lot of hard work isn’t even necessary, neither is spending a lot of money, just to grow beautiful spring plants in your backyard. Begin your journey to having a green thumb by getting into container gardening. It’s an easy place to start.

Container gardening is growing spring plants in pots, wooden boxes, and other containers. Contrary to conventional landscaping, with container gardening you can place a variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and even small trees in and around your home, patio, porch, and so on. Different heights and sizes of containers can make beautiful visual displays. And, if you should ever move, though, you can take your plants with you. A very convenient feature of container gardening.

To get you started on the path to container gardening, you’ll need to acquire a few things– some basic supplies, the right amount of sun, and access to a water source. Combine that with a little basic gardening know-how, and you will be able to cultivate as much of a green thumb as you possibly can!

Obviously, choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants require less attention to keep alive, so look for plants that are recommended for beginners. You might want to consider planting pansies first, especially if you’re into colorful flowers. Pansies are hardy, resilient flowers that handle cold weather well. They do well in partially shady spots in the south, and even in the sunny areas in the northern states — pansies are capable of sustaining themselves. Just don’t forget to feed and water your flowers on a regular basis. This way, you’ll see beautiful spring flowers right away!

Flowers are not the only easy plants for new gardeners to grow. If you like fresh herbs, consider growing basil or mint. Both basil and mint are really easy to grow and maintain and mature quickly. Actually, mint normally develops on its own that it can be invasive if left without proper supervision. This is why it works particularly well for container gardening or for areas of the yard edged by walkways or driveways.

If you want to try growing vegetables, start with low-maintenance plants like onions, lettuce, or beans. With a tendency to grow well in a lot of different climates and aren’t too picky about soil conditions, these selections are a good choice. Remember to buy seedlings instead of seeds to get your plants going. Seedlings are good for beginners because they are already acclimated to the growing conditions of your area. So, throughout the growing season, you have a better chance of keeping them from dying.

Once you are ready to branch out a little, start adding to your spring garden a plant or two at a time. Trying to go too big or do too much is a recipe for failure. On the other hand, success in this venture requires planning. So, create a plan so that you know exactly when and where to expand. When planning, think about what resources and tools you have available, what you might need to buy, and what kind of plants will thrive in your climate. If you want to grow green and healthy plants, look into the kind of location you are living in. This will help you choose varieties that are a good fit for the area. While a variety of plants means a variety of needs, one thing that they share in common is the need to obtain the right nutrients and temperature to sustain themselves. Native plants are more likely to thrive since they are uniquely suited to certain climates.

Developing a green thumb this spring doesn’t have to be difficult. As you begin, you will soon find it to be both doable and enriching. Organize your thoughts and stick to your game plan; this could be the start of your very own green thumb, where you get to enjoy the fresh greenery of the season, all-around your home.

At Real Property Management Distinguished Care, we can help you find the perfect Summerville rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 828-342-9683 to schedule a showing today.

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