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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Carson Woman Gardening in Her BackyardOne of the most pleasant seasons happens to be when fresh spring gardens are in full bloom. Not everyone, though, has the talent for making green things grow. Most people would have us convinced that a green thumb is an inherent talent made available only to a limited number of people. That’s not completely true. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. As it is, here are a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb. This will allow you to take pleasure in all of the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

If you are interested in growing spring plants, you should not be put off by a lack of experience or even garden space. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or put in a lot of hard work just to grow beautiful spring plants in the vicinity of your residence. An easy place to get a good start on developing your green thumb is with container gardening.

Container gardening is growing spring plants in pots, wooden boxes, and other containers. As opposed to typical landscaping, with container gardening you can place a variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and even small trees in and around your home, patio, porch, and so on. Different heights and sizes of containers can make beautiful visual displays. A great detail to take note of is that if you should ever move, you can take your plants with you.

To get started, you won’t need much for your new venture into container gardening. Just get some basic supplies, the right amount of sun, and access to a water source. Mix it with a little basic gardening know-how, and you can cultivate as much of a green thumb as you wish!

Needless to say, choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants don’t need much to stay alive, 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. This plant is great for sunny areas in the northern states, and for partially shady spots in the south. If you wish to have beautiful spring flowers right away, never neglect to feed and water your flowers on a regular basis.

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. As a matter of fact, because mint develops quickly, it can often be invasive if left alone. 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. These tend to grow well in a lot of different climates and aren’t too picky about soil conditions. Also, 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. So, create a plan and a timeline as to when and where to expand. This helps you avoid any unnecessary mistakes in the long run. In the course of plotting out the details, it is essential to recognize what resources and tools you have available, what you might need to buy, and what kind of plants will thrive in your climate. Take into account your area and choose varieties that are a good fit for your location. This is key to growing green and healthy plants. Plants differ in what they need, but they all need the right nutrients and temperature to survive. Native plants are more likely to thrive, considering how uniquely suited to certain climates they are.

Though it may seem challenging at first, developing a green thumb this spring can be made easy and also be very rewarding. Plan and execute carefully, so that you will be able to enjoy the fresh greenery of the season all-around your home in no time.

At Real Property Management Choice, we can help you find the perfect Carson rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 310-928-9728 to schedule a showing today.

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