5 steps to the perfect garden


Sophia Bruzik, Staff Writer

Starting a garden is a great hobby to begin in the spring. It is a great way to exercise and spend time outdoors. Many people do not know where to start when it comes to gardening, but it is truly a lot easier than expected.

The first step is to buy something that you can use as a border, like wood. This will give your garden a definite shape and make the planning of planting seeds much easier. The second step is to build a fence around your garden, which can be done with chicken wire. The fence will ensure that no animals will be able to get into your garden, which will give you a greater production rate. The third step is to get moist, rich soil. Soil can be bought at a local garden or hardware store, such as the Home Depot. This will guarantee that all of your plants are grown to their full potential. The fourth step is to plant your seeds so that they receive 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day. Also, be sure to read any specific instructions on the seed packets so that you are following the needs of each type of plant. By doing this, your plants will grow to be colorful and rich in nutrients.

The final step is to make sure that your plants sustain enough water each day. Your garden should receive at least one inch of water per week. The water can come from the rain or sprinkler. If you follow these steps, your garden will be more successful than you ever imagined.