Call a Landscape Contractor to Help You Start Using That Old Unused Patch of Ground in Your Yard
Spring time is the best time to start your own vegetable garden. For growing success, start by getting the landscaping the right location and soil. Then, select the vegetables, and you’re on your way to a good harvest. Of course, some advice from an experienced landscaper like Green Grass III Landscaping should also be taken into consideration.
Homegrown equals healthy. The desire for fresh, food continues to inspire people to pick up a shovel, and start landscaping their plot. Even if the only things you have ever grown are a few shoots with that onion in your fridge, you’ll find almost any vegetables are quite easy to grow. Read below before starting your own vegetable patch. We have listed some tips provided by an expert landscape contractor.
- Choose the right location before you start. The most critical point for your patch, whether big or small, is where to place your crops so they have a good chance for success. Choose an unsuitable position, and you’ll have problems from day one. If you are unsure, it is recommended that you call in a professional landscaper for advice.
- Provide sunlight for your crops. Spring and summer vegetables require at least 5 or 6 hours of sunlight every day. Anything less, and you will find your vegetable growth will be slow. Also, you will have more problems with pests and diseases should the plants lack light. Do your best to avoid locations exposed to wind.
- Pick a spacious area for your garden. Make sure you have enough space to enable your vegetables to grow, but don’t make an area too big for you to manage, i.e. for weeding and watering.
- Choose the right soil. Most people think that planting alone will ensure them a rich crop. However, some vegetables require a certain soil type. This is where some tips from an expert landscape contractor in Pembroke Pines, FL will help. He will be able to tell you what type of soil you have and what will grow best in it. Remember, the better the soil, the better the crop. Try to get the ground right from the start, and your plants will flourish. The rule of thumb is that soil should be nice and crumbly, easy to dig, and rich with organic nutrients. If you have good garden soil, dig through a lot of aged manure and compost to enrich it.
For additional tips or to book a service with our landscaper, you can call (954) 256-1481. We are looking forward to working with you!