Gardening is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re planting flowers or vegetables, there are plenty of plants that will thrive indoors or out. If you’ve always wanted to start your own garden but don’t know where to begin, this guide can help with everything from selecting plants for your home’s geographical location (or lack thereof) all the way through maintenance tips for keeping them alive. So grab some soil, get those hands dirty and start planting!
Know your plants.
- Know the needs of your plant. Before you put a plant into your garden, make sure that it will thrive in your environment. Do some research on the specific type of plant and be sure to check its requirements (i.e., sunlight and temperature).
- Know the needs of your space. Some plants require more or less space than others, so make sure you understand how much room each is going to need before planting them in the soil together.
- Know the needs of yourself! This might seem obvious, but many people forget this step when they’re getting started with gardening: they often don’t consider themselves as part of their household’s ecosystem—but they should! If there are certain factors within our lives that affect our ability to maintain a healthy home garden (like time restrictions or allergies), then we should factor those into our planning as well!
- Know all about plants—not just yours! In addition to knowing what plants need from us, we also need to educate ourselves on all things green; otherwise we won’t know when something goes wrong or could use some extra care outside our home environment .
>Section: Indoor gardens require indoor plants, and outdoor gardens require outdoor plants, for the most part. They often need similar care, but not always. Some indoor plants, like ferns, will die when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. Outdoor plants won’t receive that same harsh sunlight indoors and may die as a result of overgrowth. It’s all about knowing how to care for specific plants and which conditions are required for their survival. Some indoor plants may even be toxic to pets if they are ingested.
Knowing how to care for specific plants is important and will help you keep them alive and healthy. Some indoor plants are toxic to pets if they are ingested, so be sure not to leave your plants unattended where they could be eaten by a curious cat or dog.
Some plants require direct sunlight, some require indirect sunlight, and some require full sun or partial sun. Some may even need shade at certain times of the day because they grow best when the sun is not too high in the sky; this can be achieved by placing these types of plants near windows that face east or west (as opposed to south).
Do your research.
If you want to grow your own zen garden, it’s important to do your research. You’ll need to research the plants you want to grow and how much space they will require. You’ll also need to research how often you should water them and what kind of soil they prefer. Finally, if you’re using tools such as scissors or knives for cutting stems or leaves, make sure that these tools are sharp enough for the job at hand.
>Section: Make sure you have the right tools, resources, and materials before you get started. Having everything you need on hand will make your gardening experience much less stressful and more manageable. Along with having tools like trowels and containers ready to go, do some research on plant care so that you know what kind of sun exposure or soil composition is needed for each plant type that you choose. If you’re working in an area with limited space, plan accordingly so that you don’t crowd too many plants into too small of a space – give each one enough room to grow!
- Make sure you have the right tools, resources, and materials before you get started. Having everything you need on hand will make your gardening experience much less stressful and more manageable. Along with having tools like trowels and containers ready to go, do some research on plant care so that you know what kind of sun exposure or soil composition is needed for each plant type that you choose. If you’re working in an area with limited space, plan accordingly so that you don’t crowd too many plants into too small of a space – give each one enough room to grow!
- Be sure to use the right plants for your zone and climate—it’s important to check how much water different species require as well as their light requirements (some plants can survive in shady areas).
Be realistic about your expectations of success.
You should also be realistic about your expectations of success. If you are starting a garden and have no experience, you may assume that it will take months to see results. Or perhaps it’s the opposite: You’ve had luck with planting things in pots before, so you expect instant success. That’s fine—but don’t be too discouraged if your zen garden takes longer than expected or doesn’t yield exactly what you hoped for.
Even though some plants require more work than others (or will only grow in certain climates), there are still things that can be done by even inexperienced gardeners who want to grow their own zen gardens at home. And if this is something new for you, don’t worry—it’s okay if things haven’t grown perfectly yet! Remember that gardening can be an enjoyable hobby as well as a relaxing way to pass time while taking care of nature around us all year long (even outside).
You can’t control the weather, so you need to be prepared for it. Plants need regular watering, sunlight and soil. Fertilizer is helpful when needed; pruning may be needed too. You also need to protect them from pests and animals.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about our experience and how we got started with gardening. We love to talk about plants and gardening, so if you have any questions about any of the tips or tricks mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to ask us! You can also check out our website for more information on Zen Gardens