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Preparing the Best Soil for the Perfect Garden


Feel like your home needs something new to add to its appearance? Or are you just looking for a new hobby to alleviate boredom and stress? Gardening may just be the answer for you, but there are a few things you will want to know before delving into this pursuit.

Stone and stucco ledge in front of window with vegetation growing in front

Planting beautiful flowers or delicious looking vegetables around your house might just be the enhancement you want for your home. For a project like this, preparing the best possible soil for your garden is crucial. You will want to test your soil, possibly using a kit such as this one from Luster Leaf. This will determine what minerals your soil might be lacking, leading to you being able to add any soil amendments that are necessary. Of course, do your best to remove weeds from the soil you’re planning on using. This will be essential to the health of your flowers and vegetables, as well as the aesthetic.

Hands planting herb into soil with gardening trowel lying on ground

Make sure to space your plants evenly—garden beds can easily get overcrowded, leading to a congested area where your plants aren’t able to grow to their full potential. Lastly, what may seem obvious escapes the minds on many smart people: make sure your plants are in season! Being too cold or too hot can literally kill your plants before they even finish growing. Seasons can make certain plants thrive and blossom, but they can also make them shrivel. Be careful, or you’ll end up wasting your time and money. Warmer seasons tend to fare better; make sure to look up every specific flower and vegetable for the optimal garden.

Stucco retaining wall in garden with sprinkler system