You are probably aware of all the benefits of home gardening. Many of us here at American Gardens have home gardens and we have installed many for our clients. Here are a few simple tips to get you off to a good start.
1. Location Matters
Most Gardens Plants Need 6 – 8 hours of direct sun per day.
2. Beware of Animals
Deer, bunnies, groundhogs, no matter where you live some animal will likely want some of your delicious vegetables.
3. Consider the Soil
Good soil is the foundation of a successful garden. Soil in the Chicago area is mostly clay so adding compost is a necessity.
4. Ample Water
You will be watering your new garden daily to a few times per week depending on the time of year.
5. Consider the Plants!
Finally, the fun part! Think about what you will eat and start with a few basics.
6. Manage Your Garden
From here it is as simple as keeping your garden watered and weeded then harvesting when your vegetables are ready.