Perhaps the very best and first thing you should do before the weather ever lets you begin prepping your soil for planting is getting everything in order. If this is the first time that you have planted in your area, then there is a lot to do. It is important to learn about your soil and whether you need to do anything to it to ready it for growing a healthy garden. How much work you want to put in, the kinds of plants you want to grow and whether they will grow in your area are also things to take into consideration. Why don’t we explore some of the more timely topics about gardening in the following article.

Plan the Layout

If you are comfortable with drawing, then sit down with a cup of your favorite beverage and paper and pen. What we suggest you do is make a detailed map or plan of all your gardens. This type of planning can lead to very beautifully designed flower gardens. If you choose to do a vegetable garden, this precise planning will let you get the most out of your allocated space. If you get the details on how much space each vegetable plant needs, then you can figure out how many to plant in each row. You will be able to save time and space when planting when you figure out how many plants you can fit in the space.

Research First

If you go online to learn about gardening or do your research in gardening magazines you’ll come across all sorts of different merchants peddling bulbs. We don’t really have any problems with these ads, but it is incredibly important that you are careful about the places from which you buy your bulbs. It’s okay to find your favorite bulb supplier online. For us, however, we much prefer buying our bulbs from nurseries in our local area. The primary reason for this is that we can actually touch them and inspect them–check out their firmness, etc. Try this out first, before ordering online, and besides, going to the nursery is really fun!

Protect Yourself

A quick word about healthy gardening as it concerns the sun and your skin protection. You probably already know from the vast amount of information available about overexposure to the sun. There are times we mean to just spend a few minutes in the garden and end up staying for hours. Once you get involved in garden work, it is so easy to forget about proper skin protection. So each time you plan to go work in your garden, take time to protect your skin. All of these gardening tips can help you feel really good about what you are doing. Not only are you working to ensure the safety and health of you and your family but also the same for those around you.