Choosing a Location For Garden
You want to plant a garden? Now you turn your thoughts to choosing a location for your garden. Without a doubt, gardening is simply doing the best one can with conditions. The key to planting is the location is the sun.
So, you decided on a garden type. Now, let’s choose just the right site for the garden. What shall be chosen? Below are some ideas to keep in mind. when choosing the location for your planting any of your gardens.
1.) The Sun
The greatest determining factor is the sun. No one would have a north corner unless it was absolutely forced upon him; because, while north corners do for ferns, certain wildflowers, and begonias, they are of little use as spots for a general garden.
Southern Exposure Is Key
If possible, choose the ideal spot a southern exposure. Here the sun lies warm all day long.
Plant Rows That Run North & South
When choosing a location for your garden remember to think about planting your garden rows of vegetables and flowers. They do best when they run north and south.
- Plants receive the sun’s rays all the morning on the eastern side.
- All the afternoon on the western side. One ought not to have any lopsided plants with such an arrangement.
Suppose the garden faces southeast. In this case, the western sun is out of the problem. In order to get the best distribution of sunlight in that case run the rows northwest and southeast
Evenly Distributed Light
- he idea is to get the most sunlight as evenly distributed as possible for the longest period of time.
- From the lopsided growth of window plants, it is easy enough to see the effect on plants of poorly distributed light. Remember that you wish the sun to shine part of the day on one side of the plants and part on the other.
- The southern exposure gives the ideal case because the sun gives halftime nearly to each side.
- A northern exposure may mean an almost entire cut-off from sunlight; while northeastern and southwestern places always get uneven distribution of sun’s rays, no matter how carefully this is planned.
2.) Let’s Talk About Watering Shall We?
Another deciding factor is how you plan on watering your garden. If you have a sprinkler system already installed for your grass, 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 from your part.
But when choosing a location for your garden if this doesn’t work for you, then you will have to give some thought to the location for watering your garden too.
Watering By Hose
Be sure that you will be able to reach your garden area with a hose. Seems like something silly to have to mention, but I can tell you of one person in my neighborhood who had to rethink his thoughts of placement after his garden hose couldn’t reach the facet.
- Arranging 4 connecting hoses is expensive.
- If you think you will use a watering cans your main water source, YOU WILL NOT.
- Gardens need at least 1″ inch of water weekly. Either by rain, or you.
To Sum Things Up
Just think: If I were a plant, would I be able to flourish here? Do I have everything I need in this location to help me grow strong and proud? If you can honestly answer yes, then I think it’s time for you to move onto the next step prepping for your garden.
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