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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Leland Woman Gardening in Her BackyardOne of the most pleasant seasons happens to be when fresh spring gardens are in full bloom. But, it’s quite rare to find someone who has the innate capability to make 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. This is simply false. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. Truth be told, you can follow a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb. In doing so, you’re setting yourself up for a wonderful experience of the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

If growing spring plants seem like something you’d want to do, you should consider pursuing it. Don’t be put off by a lack of experience, or the lack of garden space. It doesn’t require a lot of hard work nor do you need to spend a lot of money to grow beautiful spring plants in your own home. If you’re just starting out, a great and easy place to develop your green thumb is with container gardening.

Container gardening is growing spring plants in pots, wooden boxes, and other containers. It’s not the same as normal landscaping. With container gardening, you can place a variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and even small trees in and around your home, patio, porch — anywhere, really. 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 obtain a few things for your container plants: some basic supplies, the right amount of sun, and access to a water source. Combine your knowledge with a little basic gardening know-how and you’ll be ready to start cultivating as much of a green thumb as you can imagine.

Naturally, choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants are more convenient to maintain, so look for plants that are recommended for beginners. Let’s say you want to start by growing colorful flowers; plant pansies 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. Actually, mint normally develops on its own that it can be invasive if left without proper supervision. 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. With a tendency to grow well in a lot of different climates and aren’t too picky about soil conditions, these selections are a good choice. Remember 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 reduces the chances of them dying 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. On the other hand, success in this venture requires planning. So, create a plan so that you know exactly 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. If you want to grow green and healthy plants, look into the kind of location you are living in. This will help you choose varieties that are a good fit for the area. Despite not being all the same, all plants need the right nutrients and temperature to develop healthily. Native plants are more likely to thrive due to the fact that they are uniquely suited to certain climates.

Developing a green thumb this spring can be easy and that achievement can be very rewarding. Follow these easy steps to develop your green thumb and you will soon enjoy the benefits of the fresh greenery of the season, all-around your home.

At Real Property Management Champion, we can help you find the perfect Leland rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 910-782-4488 to schedule a showing today.

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