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Spring has finally sprung in most of the country and we’re all ready for the sunshine and warmer weather.  Warmer weather means flowers and vegetables are in full bloom.  As the weather makes the change many people start thinking about their summer gardens.  Thinking about what they’re going to be growing, where they’re going to be growing it, and of course the prep and maintenance.  So in the spirit of summer gardens let’s break down a few tips you should consider before getting started with your own garden this summer season.

Location, Location!
Choosing a location perfect for your garden is crucial to the success of what you plant.  You want to be sure you choose a location that’s easily accessible for you to regularly get to it while maintaining the seeds/plants as they start to grow.  Also, choosing a place that has enough exposure to sunlight and rain will be incredibly helpful in the success of your garden.

Know the Soil 
The soil that you use for your garden is extremely important.  You want to make sure that the soil you’re using is the right soil for whatever it is you’re planting.  Plants, especially vegetables need a soil that’s full of nutrients.  Try to avoid using an excess of synthetic fertilizer products, they can often harm the root of the plant.  Instead, try opting for more natural products that are made to enhance the natural state of the plants in your garden.

Know the Schedule 
Different plants/vegetables do best when planted at different times.  Do a little research to determine when the best time to plant and pick your desired plants is so you’re able to maximize your garden’s potential.

Don’t Overcrowd
It’s easy to want to cram as much into your garden’s space as possible, but your plants will need some breathing room.  Space out your seeds so that when they do start to grow they won’t be overcrowded.  Giving them space will allow them to grow to their fullest potential and decrease any risk of breakage too early in their growth process.

Get on a Schedule  
Since your plants will need regular watering, it’s wise to get on a set schedule to ensure they’re getting the nourishment they need.  Setting a schedule right from the get go will help avoid any mishaps or forgetting to water them.  Decide what time of day works best for you and mark it on your calendar until you get in the habit of doing it.  Once it becomes a habit you won’t have to think twice about it.

It’s always exciting once spring sets in because we all know summer is on its way.  If you’re planning to plant a summer garden this year, remember some of these tips, do the prep work ahead of time, so that your countdown to the summer garden fun is an enjoyable experience.  There’s nothing more frustrating than going through all the time and work it takes to get a summer garden up and running but missing a few key steps.  Now that you’re prepared, it’s time to start planning!