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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Ellicott City Woman Gardening in Her BackyardIf you want to experience peace and serenity, a fresh spring garden is exactly what you need. Very few people, however, have the gift for making green things grow. Generally, we think of a green thumb as something of an inherent talent — a gift given at birth. That view just does not hold water. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. Truth be told, you can follow a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb. In doing so, you’re setting yourself up for a wonderful experience of the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

If growing spring plants seem like something you’d want to do, you should consider pursuing it. Don’t be put off by a lack of experience, or the lack of garden space. It doesn’t demand a lot of hard work or that you spend a lot of money just to grow beautiful spring plants to beautify your home. Begin your journey to having a green thumb by getting into container gardening. It’s an easy place to start.

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. And, if you should ever move, though, you can take your plants with you. A very convenient feature of container gardening.

If you feel like you’re ready to commit to this, you’ll need a few things to get started. Make sure you 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!

Naturally, choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants are a bit less challenging to maintain than others, so look for plants that are recommended for beginners. Take pansies, for example. They are great for beginners and they’re quite the colorful bunch, too! You might want to try planting these before jumping to anything else. Pansies are hardy, resilient flowers that handle cold weather well. They thrive in the sunny areas of the northern states, and in the partially shady spots in the south. Just don’t forget to feed and water your flowers on a regular basis. This way, you’ll see beautiful spring flowers right away!

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. Actually, mint normally develops on its own that it can be invasive if left without proper supervision. 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. They 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 helps you do a better job of sustaining them 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. Rather, create a plan for your gardening venture — know when and where to expand. During the period of making plans, look into what resources and tools you have available, what you might need to buy, and what kind of plants will thrive in your climate. If you want to grow green and healthy plants, look into the kind of location you are living in. This will help you choose varieties that are a good fit for the area. Despite not being all the same, all plants need the right nutrients and temperature to develop healthily. Native plants are uniquely suited to certain climates, resulting in them thriving in their locality.

Developing a green thumb this spring doesn’t have to be difficult. As you begin, you will soon find it to be both doable and enriching. With careful thought and preparation, you could be a few steps away from enjoying the fresh greenery of the season, all-around your home.

At Real Property Management Prime, we can help you find the perfect Ellicott City rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 410-415-1736 to schedule a showing today.

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