Planting new herbs, plants or vegetables can be a real challenge, especially in an area of your property where you never had a garden bed before. As long as you take proper care of the soil and prepare it beforehand, however, you shouldn’t have any difficulty in making your new garden develop and thrive beautifully:
- Before you even consider planting anything, you have to assess the health and pH levels of your soil. Garden soil typically requires a pH value of around 7, although depending on the types of plants you might want to use, it can be a good idea to have a slightly alkaline or slightly acidic soil.
- Dig out any weeds and remove any fallen leaves if necessary. Then you can start thinking about planting and applying a really good organic fertilizer. Just make sure the type of fertilizer and compost you use goes well with the pH of your soil and with the types of herbs you plan on planting.
- Aerate your soil and make sure the fertilizer you use can reach the roots of your newly planted seeds and shrubs more effectively. Although aerating is considered mainly as a way to improve your lawn’s resilience levels, it can also do wonders for your garden plants and planted crops. You can use a digging fork or a spade to effectively aerate your garden bed.