Deciding to garden up your backyard is one of the decisions that entitles you to do your research of the plants available in your region, the amount of care that this plant needs and if the plant would be able to grow in your region or not; before you even start choosing the type of fruit or vegetable you wish to plant. Following all the research you could start with planning and developing strategies that would help with gardening your backyard.
Before even planting anything you should start building up the soil and making sure it would be able to support a healthy tomato plant or a bed of roses. Go for a soil that lacks pebbles, clayey texture and is acidic, instead make sure that it’s rich in minerals, neutral with a PH 7, and is extra lush. If you don’t intend to buy soil or fertilizers that’s provided in a gardening store, start with tiling the soil and removing all the pebbles and rocks, and then add amendments to your soil if the soil is acidic or tends to be alkaline. To further make it organically rich in minerals and nutrients add decomposing leaves and fertilizers to the soil. This process is one of the most crucial stages of planting your garden, thus spend as much energy and time on it as possible.
After preparing the soil and making sure that you can start planting it, you could start dividing it into segments that are most suitable for your garden. However, many tend to get carried away with segmenting the garden into small sections and fail to think that in a couple months the plants may outgrow the defined segments, and would then be faced with the fact that their plants are too close to each other and don’t have enough space to grow.
After dividing and segmenting your garden, you come to choose what to actually grow and where to grow the plants that you desire. Even if the process of sowing seeds isn’t difficult at all, it usually requires you to have patience and wait if the seeds grow into a plant or not; yet you would have to regularly check if you need to add more seeds or not. Then start researching and understanding the plants that you intend to plant and how much water and sunlight it needs and the ideal climate for it to grow; to ensure that your plant grows in the most suitable amount of time.
To organically grow your plants aim for a diverse mix of plants that grow coherently next to each other and create a prettier garden. This technique has been proven to provide mutual benefit for both plants, and is currently being used by many gardeners that aim to have organic gardens. Some companions repel moths that damage their companions (Tomatoes + Cabbage); others repel pests for their companion plants (Roses + Garlic).
All in all, gardening may require hard work and determination at first, but as soon as you get the hang of it you could easily manage and handle it. Yet it will definitely be worth it, with the beauty that it would add to your garden.