After a long day at work, you need to do something that will help de-stress. The best way to do this is by gardening. When it comes time to garden, many people find themselves overwhelmed with the number of choices. There are so many different flowers and plants, and it can be challenging to know where to start. This article will discuss how individuals can create their minimalist garden-no matter what level gardener they might be!
Find a Spot in your Yard
The first and most crucial step in creating a minimalist garden is to find the perfect spot. The ideal location will depend on what kind of plants you want to grow, but in most cases, it should get at least six hours of sunlight per day.
If you are unsure if your yard gets enough sun, this can be determined by looking at the area where it does get light. When no shadows are being cast in that part of the yard, that is an excellent place to start planting new plants or seeds.
Clear the Area of Any Debris
It’s important to clear the area of any debris, weeds, or other plants before you start. If there are existing plants in your space that stay after excavation is complete and they aren’t what you want to grow, make sure to remove them carefully so as not to damage their roots.
Make a plan for where everything will go beforehand: this includes saplings and large trees (if growing fruit), fencing (if needed), and even garden equipment like rakes and shovels. As advised at Harper’s Nurseries, getting the necessary urban gardening gear before starting is essential because it can be challenging to find these specific items once everything’s already in the ground. You can ensure that you get only the best quality by reviewing and recommendations from other gardeners. It’s essential to keep in mind that, before you start digging up your land, you’ll want to have a well-thought-out plan for how it will all look when complete.
Lay Down Mulch
Now that you have picked and cleared your desired space for your garden, you need to lay down mulch. Mulch will help retain moisture in the soil and keep any grass that tries to grow into your garden from growing too big for its space. It is vital to use natural mulch for this. Synthetic mulches are made of petroleum and will not break down over time, so it would be counter-intuitive to put them in your garden!
Natural mulch can come from many places depending on the type you want to lay down. If the idea of running out into nature with a pocketful of leaves makes you cringe, there are plenty of other options available at home improvement stores.
You could purchase wood chips that last longer but may cost more than other choices. Straw provides insulation while also keeping moisture in the soil and helping prevent weeds/grass growth. Pine needles add acidity (so they work well if you live near an acidic body of water like a lake) and keep moisture in the soil.
Add Some Flowers for Color
Adding some colors to your garden is a simple way to create some beauty and interest. Annuals are generally cheaper than perennials, but keep in mind that they will die after one season, so you’ll have to replace them every year.
Also, try adding some potted flowers or plants if you don’t want to plant anything else
Sometimes all it takes is adding just a few colors for the right effect. Another option would be purchasing more potted plants instead of planting new ones into the ground. This may require more work on taking care of these types of plants and bringing them inside during winter months, depending on where you live!
Plant Herbs Like Thyme
In addition to the flowers, you can also plant herbs like thyme if you want to use them as cooking spices. Herbs are great for your kitchen and garden because they’re easy to maintain, don’t need too much sunlight, and help keep bugs away from the flowers that require more care.
Setting your minimalist garden is easier and more enjoyable than ever before! Explained in this blog post are simple steps to plan out your garden and the best plants to use. It would be best if you kept it as simple as possible because it is much more enjoyable to look at. Once you’ve completed your garden, I’m sure that everyone will enjoy the view!