proper site and planting the plants of your choice is the
third step towards creating your dream garden. For selecting
a proper site it is important to see where and which part
of the garden is more exposed to sunlight. Perennials and
annuals must be grown in an area of the garden that meets
their requirements for sun, moisture, nutrients, drainage
and air circulation. Take these requirements into consideration
when planning your planting locations, as well as the labor,
which it will take to make the area usable.
Firstly, divide your garden into four areas and concentrate
on one area at a time. Then begin the task of 'double digging'
the entire area, removing roots and rocks simultaneously.
Double digging consists of digging a trench the entire width
of your garden (or section thereof...) to a depth of two shovels.
The removed soil is set off to the side. Then you dig another
trench adjoining the first one, but this time you toss the
soil into the original ditch. Continue digging, and moving
the soil, until you reach the other end of the garden. Place
the soil from the first trench into the last, and you are
done with this step. Complete 'double digging' the whole garden.
After decided on the type of plant, choose about a half
dozen of the healthiest looking plants, and set them off to
the side. Then go back for a closer examination of the different
parts of each plant, before making any decision. Look closely
for insect pests and signs of disease.
next step is to add fertilizers and mix them properly with
the soil. Also add compost because it is a added requirement
for the proper growth of the plants. After the soil was double
dug, prepared and mixed, leveled it out with a garden rake.
Now you are free to plant your favourite trees in your garden.
Make a proper layout as to which plant will look better where
and go ahead with your planting regime.
ALL THE BEST TO YOU.