Picking the Ideal Location for your Garden
Once you have made your mind up about creating a garden, there are many other factors you need to decide on before you can actually get to work with your gardening tools. Choosing the garden’s location within your yard is one of the more important things to decide. There are several factors to take into consideration: how you will water it, how much shade it needs, etc. Some of these questions can be very important in deciding whether your garden lives or dies, so don’t take them lightly.
You want to choose a location that will provide an ideal climate for the plants in your garden. A simple Google search of the plants you’re about to plant will lead you to a plethora of sites informing you about the perfect conditions for them. After this, it’s just a matter of finding the most shaded or most sunny spot in your yard.
Another deciding factor is how you plan on watering your garden. If you have a sprinkler system already installed for your lawn, then it could be a good idea to put your garden in the middle of your yard. Then it will get watered at the same time, and require no extra work on your part. But if this doesn’t provide for a good location for your garden, then you might end up watering it by hose or dragging a sprinkler out there. In this case, just make sure your garden is within the ideal distance for a hose to reach. While this might not seem like a good thing to base the entire location of your garden on, you’ll be surprised at how nice it is to plan this out in advance.
Getting the perfect amount of shade for your garden can be a difficult endeavour. Once you have a basic idea of where you want your garden, you might want to observe it and record how many hours it spends in sunlight and how many in shade and you should be able to determine whether the spot you chose is ideal for planting and starting your garden in. Of course, the amount of sun will change as the seasons change, but this should give you a good idea of what to expect for the rest of the year. If necessary, putting up some kind of shade to protect your garden from getting too much sun is always an option.
Of course, there are many other factors that I have not mentioned here, but just think: if I were a plant, would I be able to flourish here? If you can honestly answer yes, then I think its time for you to head out to your local gardening store and buy the necessary soil and fertiliser to get started! Have fun!