Must Read Vegetable Garden Tips


For The Chicago Area

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.