4 Tips for Your Best Garden Yet
Whether you’re a novice or veteran gardener, we’ve got a collection of easy ways to help create the garden of your dreams, without a lot of work. All it comes down to is some careful planning, digging in (literally!) and having fun.
Do some homework
If you’re new to gardening, check Natural Resources Canada’s Plant Hardiness zones at planthardiness to see which type of plants will flourish in your region. For veterans, analyze your results from last year and chat with neighbors to learn from their mistakes or successes or visit popular, reputable online websites such as Canadian Gardening.
Compost like crazy
Any level of gardener needs some serious compost. Create your own with cut grass, leaves and kitchen scraps. Or buy a ready-made bag at a garden store. Then, dig about 2–4 inches deep, put the compost in the dirt and mix with the rest of the soil before planting.
Turn heads and noses
Why spend time planting a so-so garden when all it takes is a little more effort to create one with WOW power? Consider color (think baptisia, goldenrod, purple coneflowers and day lilies), fragrance (how about lavender and Russian sage?) and texture (we like ornamental grasses like oat grass, sudan grass or golden foxtail millet, which are quite easy to grow.).
Plants and flowers love a big drink in the morning before temperatures begin to rise. Give your greenery a good soak because light watering doesn’t encourage deep root growth.