Starting A Garden From Scratch

19th Sep 2012

           It can be a heartbreaking thing to have to leave a garden behind when moving, especially at a time when so many are being forced to leave their homes due to a downtrodden economy. You have the perfect garden, but you may have to move from your home. If you must move then try scooping up plants from your garden and placing them in pots. Keep your favorite garden plants in pots to preserve your favorite variety of foliage. This will make it easier for you to transfer your plants to your new garden area or you can just leave your garden plants in the pot.

When moving to a new home, be sure to scope out your yard. Chances are you may already have a lush, fertile ground to work with to start growing plant life once more. If you are dealing with a sick or rough soil, then be sure to tend and till the soil while adding the necessary amount of nutrients. Since you are familiar with the nutrient types needed to grow in your previous garden, then add the same level of nutrients to your new garden bed. If you are dealing with an area like clay soil then till until the ground is loose and fertile. Add sharp, natural sand to clay soil to break up any clumps. From there add the necessary compost, a fertilizer that will support the soil and will help plants grow. If you are dealing with unknown soil types, then you can test your soil by mail. Once a suitable foundation is set then you are free to transport any potted plants to the soil and be sure to add the necessary water to the ground. You can even dig up a side hole to check on root health and make sure that your roots are adapting to new soil.

Transport any plants you saved from your old garden and add some new plants to make your new area fuller and more beautiful than before. Moving your garden or starting from scratching is a great way to make your new garden more attractive than the previous one. It will give you a sense of determination when it comes to making a new garden from scratch and possibly start a whole new gardening area. Turn a negative into a positive by building on what you had started with your previous garden.