Planning your property's new garden space can be an important step in creating an area that will be an attractive addition to your property and an enjoyable place to spend time. However, there are many mistakes that you will want to avoid making during the planning process for your garden.
Failing To Consider The Soil Type And Quality
The soil type and quality will be very important factors to consider throughout the design process for your garden. These soil factors will play a direct role in determining the types of plants that you will be able to grow and the number of fertilizer products that you will have to use. For these reasons, you should conduct a thorough series of soil quality tests to clarify these factors before you decide on the plants that you will be placing. To ensure that these results are as accurate as possible, you might want to arrange for a professional landscaping service to conduct this type of test for you.
Not Using A Modern Irrigation System For The Garden
Keeping your garden plants watered can be an important factor when you are designing this area. Fortunately, watering your garden plants does not have to be a major time-consuming process as there are modern irrigation systems that can drastically reduce the amount of water that you will have to do. Furthermore, many of these systems may use drip feeds to ensure that the moisture is being applied effectively and precisely. As an added benefit, a drip irrigation system can also reduce the amount of erosion that is occurring to the soil where your plants are growing.
Ineffective Planning For The Sunlight The Garden Receives
The various plants that you are planning to grow in your garden will have their own unique lighting needs. Unfortunately, failing to consider these needs can lead to the plants being placed in areas where they may not get the right amount of lighting. When you are deciding where to place the plants, you will need to be aware of the way that the sunlight will shine on the garden throughout the day. Otherwise, you could put plants in areas where they may be overexposed to sunlight or they may fail to get enough. Conducting this type of assessment may require you to periodically observe your garden area over several days as this will allow you to know the areas that can expect to receive the most direct sunlight, the most indirect sunlight, and that are mostly shaded.
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