Have you ever felt stressed or anxious, and then found that you felt immediately better by spending some time outside?
It’s not all in your head. Studies have shown that spending time outside is beneficial for both your mental and physical health.
If you’re looking for a way to increase your outdoor time, planting a garden can be a great option. The time spent preparing and tending to a garden will provide a healthy hobby.
But when is the best time to plant a garden? Let’s take a closer look.
First, consider what it is that you want to grow.
Do you want to grow flowers or other plants, mostly for aesthetic persons? Or do you want to grow vegetables and herbs that you can use in home cooking?
The type of plants you want to grow will dictate what time of year you should start planting in.
Next, consider the climate where you live.
Do you live in a cold climate where you will still experience frosts during the spring? If that’s the case, you should start with hearty plants that can withstand the cold weather. These include vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and kale.
If you live in a warm environment, you should plant vegetables that love the heat, like tomatoes. If you want to plant other vegetables, it might make more sense to plant them in late summer and let them grow over the winter than to plant them in the early spring.
Of course, planting the garden is only half the battle. Once the garden is planted, you will also need to care for it.
Using a tool like Garden Seeker will help you identify the tasks you should focus on each month to keep your garden and lawn healthy.
For instance, in the early spring, most areas of the country get a lot of rain. For this reason, you will need to focus on trimming your lawn to keep the grass under control. In later spring, you will want to use some moss killer to make sure moss does not damage the flowers and vegetables you’ve planted.
Over the summer, your grass will start to dry out. When you mow the lawn, leave the clippings on top of the grass to help retain the moisture.
Once fall comes, you don’t need to worry about raking the leaves. Instead, let them get crunchy, and then simply mow them into the lawn.
These steps will keep your soil healthy, which will make it perfect for gardening.
These tips will help you determine the best time to plant a garden based on what you want to grow and your climate. Ultimately, however, the best time to start gardening is now.
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