For optimum gardening results, start with good soil, the right kind of plants, and attentive watering. Good soil is made up of a variety of sandy, loamy, or clay soils that can absorb water and hold nutrients well. When choosing plants, make sure to choose plants that are well-suited to your area's climate and soil type. When watering plants, aim to water them deeply and sparingly enough so that the soil retains its moisture but doesn't stay soggy.
Different plants need different amounts of sunlight and water. Find what works best for your garden by taking into account the plant's needs and size.
In order for flowering plants to produce flowers, they need a good amount of light and fresh air. Too much shade or humidity will stunt the growth of the leaves and flowers, while too little light can cause the flowers to be small and unimpressive.
To create a raised bed, use mostly recycled materials. You can build a raised bed with old lumber or pallets. Do not use wood that has been treated with chemicals or oil, as this will damage the bed. If you have a garden space that is too small to construct an entire raised bed yourself, you can purchase premade kits or build your own using instructions found online.
If you want to make a high bed using a standard bed frame, you can use bricks, stones, or a deck railing. First, measure the height of the desired bed frame and add 2 inches to that measurement. Next, find the width of the desired bed frame and subtract 3 inches from that measurement. The final width measurement will be the width of the stone or brick you will be using to build your high bed.
Some plants that require little care include annual flowers and succulents. Annual flowers will grow, bloom, and die once they finish blooming; succulents, on the other hand, do not have roots and are instead able to photosynthesize their own food. Because these plants do not need to be watered every day or moved around often, they are a good choice for people who are short on time or who want a low-maintenance garden.