The problem is: Neither of us has much experience with gardening.
Fortunately, I have the web and a few areas in my backyard that were practically built to house a few gardens. Now.. how to begin.
I'll try to document every step my wife and I take to building our dream garden. We want to do much more than just garden, like hang a few brightly colored pots from our fence and stuff like that.
We are way lucky because two of the three fences bordering our backyard are wood so we plan on doing some really cool stuff with that.
We already have one peach tree, an apricot tree, and grapevines (which are SO cool when they are not dead). Our lawn is mostly Bermuda with a few patches of, what seems to be, Augustine and of course, the Sand Burrs. I know how to kill Sand Burrs, I just have to be careful with the herbicides because of our dog. But she gets stickers in her fur all the time so I really need to get on that.
What I've Learned So FarSo since my wife and I are super pumped about getting our yard all prettied up, I've already read through a few articles on starting a garden from scratch. I will list them below for your enjoyment and also as a way of me keeping track of them (HaHa!).
If you are an expert gardener and have some tips to add about starting a garden from scratch, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. I am a complete novice at this stuff so any suggestions will be much appreciated!
- Start a Garden from Scratch
- 10 Steps to Gardening from Scratch
- 10 [more] Steps to Gardening from Scratch
- Start Seedlings on a Windowsill - I thought this was rather timely because I don't know that I want to run off and buy the whole light setup for starting seedlings so I think I'll take You Grow Girl's advice and start with some plants that will do well starting out on a windowsill.
Gardening from Scratch: What You NeedSo I gather that I'm going to need a few things to get started. Like,
- A Windowsill
- Compost? Help me out with this one, guys.
- Patience, love, hard work, yadda yadda yadda