For you to have a successful gardening experience, the location that you choose to set up your garden must be strategically and deliberately chosen and this should be based on what you intend to plant on your garden. Selecting the best location depending on your gardening needs will be the difference between success and failure.
Here are a few ideas on how to select the best location for your garden.
You must deliberately plan for that location
Successful gardeners don’t engage in gardening on the fly, they plan for it. This is especially important when deciding on the location where you are going to set up your garden. You decision to set up at a particular location must be deliberate and based on a plan which will include what your end goals are for this garden, whether the space requirements are okay and so on.
You must think about your plant arrangement
Part of deciding whether the location you have selected is okay for your gardening needs is assessing whether based on your idea for plant arrangement, whether the space will be sufficient for your gardening needs. Whether you are planning to do the planting in pots, in raised bed, on the ground, or whatever other options available to you, you must have an idea in your head about what your desired plant arrangement will be and whether the location you have selected is sufficient.
You must think about the source of water
Water is one of the most crucial factors that determine a good location for your garden because it can be the most cumbersome hence making it challenging. As you settle on the location, be sure that the water source is strategically located near the garden so that the process of watering the garden does not become a hurdle that you will tire from going over a few weeks down the line. If the water source is not very close then you should at least have sufficient storage options.
There should be good access to sunshine
Most flowering plants need access to really good sunshine in order for them to thrive. Because most of the plants in your garden are likely to be flowering plants, you must ensure that the location you select has access to ample amounts of sunshine. This is part of the reason why it’s never a good idea to have your garden very close to large structures such as a house, shed, and barn, and so on because when the sun is on the opposite direction, the structure will cast a shadow on the plants and this may not be good for their development.
Generally, these are basic considerations that as long as you paid a little bit of attention during your science class while in school, you will be able to figure out without having to spend money on gardeners to come do this work for you.