Happy New Year!
New year means new opportunity – especially with your garden. Now is the time to be thinking about what you want to grow this year. You may also want to consider using local tree services Greensboro in order to remove dead trees. This will enable you to make the most of your garden. Think about what worked for you last year and what you want to do differently this year. Growing is well, all about growth. Every year and season is an exciting new adventure! Below are 5 tips to help you have your best garden in 2018:
1. Evaluate your plan and write it down.
Consider what you grew last year and make adjustments for this year. Did you have too many tomatoes and not enough cilantro? Did your garden look the way you wanted it to? Did you have the necessary tools? Write it all down. If a plant didn’t grow well last year try a different variety or research more about that plant to find its likes and dislikes. This is also a good time to check out your garden for anything unwanted, such as Japanese Knotweed. We all know what a disaster this can be, so if there any signs it will be wise to contact someone who deals with Japanese Knotweed Removal. Next, create a timeline. When should you purchase supplies? What planting dates are ideal for the crops you want to grow? Bottom line is, create goals, plans, and lists for this new season so you are ready when shopping, planting, and the growing season comes – you won’t regret it.
2. Put reminders in your phone.
This may seem a little redundant, but hear me out. There are so many holidays in the spring/summer time-frame that sticking to planting schedule can be a challenge. Between Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, etc. there’s a lot to celebrate and keep track of. Having a monthly or weekly popup reminding you that you need to get those seeds in the ground could make the difference between green tomatoes and red ones later in the year!
3. Try something new.
As mentioned above, gardening is about growth. How can you challenge yourself this year? Is there a method, plant or gardening product you’ve always wanted to try, but thought you wouldn’t have success with it? Now would be great time to research new options in the garden space, and if you’re literally trying to improve your garden space, plastic boxes (storage) can be useful for garden tools and equipment. It’s 2018, and these days there are so many fun and innovative products out there – including the GreenStalk Vertical Planter!
4. Don’t garden alone.
Share your the fruits of your labor and your gardening knowledge with a neighbor, friend, church or family member. Gardening is a great conversation starter. There are many people who want to start a garden but don’t know where to begin. Your advice and help could be the difference between success and failure for them. In a world where technology and communication is so prevalent, it’s amazing how disconnected we can be from each other. Gardening can help bridge that gap and build friendships with people you didn’t think you had anything in common with!
5. Grow something edible.
Nothing compares to the satisfaction of growing food for yourself and your family. So many people in America don’t know how food grows or how to grow it. It’s a great opportunity to teach young ones how to garden. Since the reward is something tasty, it’s sure to be a hit! Growing healthy non-processed fruits and vegetables benefits everyone young and old. If you don’t have the space add an edible garden to your landscape or just want something easy to maintain, check out the GreenStalk Vertical Planter – it was made for growing vegetables!
What are your tips for embracing a new season? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Cody Catherine Thomas