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Gardening Tips Every Gardener Should Know -

With gardening, it seems like there is SO much to know and you might have a bunch of questions. How should you plant your veggies? Where should you plant? What kind of soil is the best? Is everything getting enough sunlight and water?

The more you garden, the more you’ll learn about what works and what doesn’t. But for now, here is a list of some basic gardening tips to help you find the answers to those questions.

1. Where should you place your garden?

Gardening is just like real estate, it’s all about the location. Making sure the garden is in the right spot where it stays top of mind is important. Place the garden where you’ll see it regularly, that way you are more likely to spend more time in it.

2. Is your garden in sunlight?

Pay attention to how sunlight plays through your yard before choosing a spot for your garden. Each flower and vegetable plant requires different amounts of sunlight, so be cautious where your placement is and the amount of sunlight it receives.

3. Is your hose in reach?

One of the best gardening tips is to plant your garden near a water source. Making sure a hose reaches your garden site will become super handy when it comes to watering your plants. Trust me, lugging water out to your plants each time can be exhausting.

How to tell if your garden needs watered?

Push your finger an inch down into the soil. If it’s dry, it’s time to water.

4. What is a hardiness zone?

Knowing your ‘hardiness zone’ can help you choose the best plants. Basically, this zone helps to describe the coldest place a plant can grow. The higher the zone number, the warmer the climate.

Find out your hardiness zone.

5. What plants should you choose?

It is important to choose plants that match your growing conditions - of course you won’t put a sun-loving plant in a shady spot. Do your homework and find out what plants will grow best in your area.

6. When are frost dates?

Planting too early (or late) can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R for your garden! Avoid killing your plants accidentally by knowing when the last average frost date is in Spring and Fall.

Discover first & last frost dates near you!