Save money with these DIY Garden Design and Landscaping tips

Gardening is much easier than you think and doing it yourself saves you a lot of money. Don't let "I don't know now" keep you from having what you want. Today, I'm sharing basic gardening design and landscaping tips. Follow these simple steps to creating the garden you've always wanted.
Determine the plant hardiness zone where you live. This information will help you pick plants that will thrive in your climate.
Gather some basic gardening tools: gloves, kneeling pad, cultivator and a trowel.
Use a garden rake or cultivator to break up the ground.
Dig your hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Be sure to break up the root ball before planting.
Set your plants in the hole and back fill with both the soil from the bed and amended soil. Lightly tamp the dirt around the plant and water the plant.
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Sharon E. Hines
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  • Gar123700 Gar123700 on Mar 23, 2013
    @Sharon.. yes. "sheeting" is a great way to do this. . .and one would use 10 layers of newsprint.. or cardboard boxes cut flat do a great job as well.. this garden was just too large. 30 feet deep.. and then 165 feet long.. I began sheeting and completed under the new Rhody garden area after transplanting many.. but I ran out of paper, time and patience. .now I am having the guy that spread chips for me increase the depth another couple of inches and we should be fine.. We are on glacial sand here so I am using cedar chips to build soil/compost and create a fertile bed .. a long term project. .but needs to be done if we are ever going to stop the commercial fertilizing cycle.. I want out! LOL

  • Monday West Monday West on Oct 15, 2014
    I was very much obsessed when I came across this beautiful garden.Thanks for great tips which you have shared here. Nice tutorial and I will definitely try it for my backyard. I think by using these tips I can give an elegant look to my home landscape with cost effective way. Thanks for amazing lesson.