When you first saw just how much space you had in your back yard. you probably got all excited about all of the beautiful plants that you would be able to plant there. But before you go headlong into buying a multitude of plants there is a few things that you need to consider:
- The kind of soil that you have
- The kind of light that you have
- The kind of space that you have
These three are the main questions that you need to be able to answer before you buy your plants. If not you will more than likely end up buying plants that are not compatible with your surroundings which will not be good. Always think things over and plan before you buy anything.
Before you buy your plants you are going to want to be thinking about where in the garden you are going to want to place those plants. Some plants are meant to live in the shade, which means that your are going to have to place them in sheltered areas. On the other end of the spectrum you are going to have plants that are sun lovers, and you are going to have to plant them in the warm spots in your garden. There are also drought resistant plants that are ideal to be planted in the the parched areas of your garden, where you may have trouble getting water too. And of course if you have any areas of your garden that do not drain well then there are plants that thrive in really wet areas.
Apart from knowing where in your garden to plant stuff it’s always a good idea know what to plant. Are you looking to plant fruits and vegetables or flowers and shrubs. or even a combination of them both? I wouldn’t advise going out and buying hundreds of plants straight away. Start small and gradual, because you can always add to your garden later.
Another point to consider is the pH level of your soil. You will want to test out the pH level of your soil so that you know which are the right types of nutrients you need add to your soil before you do any planting. You can alter the pH of your soil at a later date if you need to, but it is a lot easier for you to do this now rather than trying to do it after you have planted up your garden.
Another good rule of thumb that you should consider is that you should plant in groups. Having a lot of varieties of plants is nice, but the one-of-everything type of garden is not typically one that thrives. Buy a couple of each plant and plant them in groups so that they can sort of thrive together for the best possible results.