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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Lake Nona Woman Gardening in Her BackyardIf you want to experience peace and serenity, a fresh spring garden is exactly what you need. However, it seems like only a chosen few are gifted with a talent for making green things grow. The majority of people have been made to believe that a green thumb is an inherent talent and not a gift everyone possesses. There is no truth to this. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. Really, you can act on a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb so that you can have a good time experiencing the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

If you think growing spring plants is worth your time, maybe you should try investing in it. Don’t be put off by a lack of experience, or a lack of garden space. It doesn’t demand a lot of hard work or that you spend a lot of money just to grow beautiful spring plants to beautify your home. Just getting started? An easy place to get your green thumb started is with container gardening.

Container gardening is growing spring plants in pots, wooden boxes, and other containers. What makes this different from common landscaping, is that, with container gardening, you can place a variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and even small trees in and around your home, patio, porch, or wherever you choose. Different heights and sizes of containers can make beautiful visual displays. One of the best things about it is, if you should ever move, you can take your plants with you.

To get started, you’ll need to get some basic supplies, the right amount of sun, and access to a water source. This should be your first step to container gardening. Take that and combine it with a little basic gardening know-how, and you can cultivate as much of a green thumb as you desire.

It goes without saying that choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants are a bit simpler to take care of than others, so look for plants that are recommended for beginners. Have you ever heard of pansies? They’re easy to plant and maintain, so you might want to look into them first. Pansies are hardy, resilient flowers that handle cold weather well. They thrive in the sunny areas of the northern states, and in the partially shady spots in the south. Make sure to stick to a regular schedule of feeding and watering your flowers. In doing so, you will witness the bloom of those beautiful spring flowers right away.

Flowers are not the only easy plants for new gardeners to grow. If you like fresh herbs, consider growing basil or mint. Both basil and mint are really easy to grow and maintain and mature quickly. Generally, mint grows so fast that it can be invasive if not checked regularly. This is why it works particularly well for container gardening or for areas of the yard edged by walkways or driveways.

If you want to try growing vegetables, start with low-maintenance plants like onions, lettuce, or beans. They tend to grow well in a lot of different climates and aren’t too picky about soil conditions. It’s wise to buy seedlings instead of seeds to get your plants going. Seedlings are good for beginners because they are already acclimated to the growing conditions of your area. This helps you do a better job of sustaining them throughout the growing season.

Once you are ready to branch out a little, start adding to your spring garden a plant or two at a time. Trying to go too big or do too much is a recipe for failure. So, don’t just dive into it without creating a plan. Map out the details of when and where to expand. Throughout the process of preparing, review what resources and tools you have available, what you might need to buy, and what kind of plants will thrive in your climate. A good idea would be to consider where you live, especially when choosing what kind of plant to grow. Choose varieties that are a good fit for your area. This will ensure growing green and healthy plants. The diversity in plants speaks of the different needs they have. Make no mistake though, they all need the right nutrients and temperature to survive. Native plants are uniquely suited to certain climates, resulting in them thriving in their locality.

Developing a green thumb this spring could be both easy and fulfilling. With careful thought and preparation, you could be a few steps away from enjoying the fresh greenery of the season, all-around your home.

At Real Property Management Verita, we can help you find the perfect Lake Nona rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 321-972-6823 to schedule a showing today.

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