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Simple Tips on How to Make a Garden

Updated on April 7, 2013
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Gardens can be seen as sanctuaries or plots, where someone can grow flowers, vegetables, fruits, or a variety of other plants. Simple misconceptions about gardens are that they are hard to maintain, hard to construct, or not worth your time or effort. On the contrary with persistence and motivation, gardens are quite fun helping to relieve stress and helps to save money by growing your own peppers and tomatoes, instead of buying them. Here below are just a few tips and techniques that should help someone to get started on their own garden:

1. Decide what to plant and design your garden bed

The first tip is always to figure out what you would like to plant and where. Take a look at your yard and have an idea of where you want to plant your vegetables, plants, or flowers. The way that you want to construct your garden, will eventually be the end result of how your garden looks. You may want to plant flowers with other flowers and of course vegetables with vegetables so on and so forth. The flowers that you use and the vegetables that you decide to plant is your decision in the end.

2. Measure your garden

The next step after you decide where you want your vegetables and plants is to measure your garden. This is important so that you know the right amount of space and seeds that you need in order to make your garden grow the correct way and so that you know how many seeds you can plant and where. If you were to accidentally plant more seeds than necessary, then your plants and flowers will be squished and won't grow the way that you want them to grow or the way that they should grow.

3. Raised Garden Bed or No ?

Then, you should decide if you want a raised garden bed or not. This depends on whether or not if you want your plants to be in the ground or higher up of the ground. If you want a raised garden bed, then you should get supplies such as lumber, plastic, or wood. The lumber is the easiest and the most efficient to use.

4. Protect your Garden from the Elements

After you have decided on whether or not you want a raised bed, you should obtain organic insects that will help to protect your garden from the elements. Also, if you decided to have a raised bed, then you should fiber cloth that can go over the bed to help conserve moisture and to keep insects away from reaching your bed. If you decided not to have a raised garden bed, then you should use some sort of repellant that won't damage your vegetables or flowers, but will keep the insects and the elements from destroying your garden.


5. Use flowers with different colors and a variety of vegetables

The different color flowers that you will use will help to add a welcoming and warm feeling to your garden overall. You can use flowers such as blue lilies, roses, dandiliones, tiger lilies, and other sorts of flowers. The vegetables that you plant depends on what vegetables you would like to see in your garden. I suggest that you can plant vegetables such as green peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos,cabbage, lettuce, and other sorts of vegetables.

6. Garden is in a good spot

It is very important to make sure that you have made a garden in a good spot. A good spot is where enough sunlight can reach the garden but where a lot of rain would prevent the plants from becoming to damaged. Your plants need a good amount of sunlight, water, and good soil in order to grow and to sustain life in your garden bed. Hence, it is necessary that your garden is in a good spot and that it is able to receive sun light.


7. Time Management

Time Management is very important when it comes to constructing a garden and maintaining it. You have to pay attention to the whether, in order to get a better idea on what your plants, vegetables, and flowers need. For instance, if the weather is really humid, then you might want to make sure that you wanter your garden and vice versa, If the weather is too rainy, you should abstain from watering your garden and do a routine check up on it every once in a while. Pay attention to your garden. You can't expect for your garden to upkeep itself.

8. Variety

The best thing to remember about your garden is to have a variety. Variety is always best because it will add a wow factor and a sense of amazement to your overall garden that you might think of as being simple and plain. The colors will attract people to give your garden compliments and it really shows off how much work and time that you have put into your garden.



In conclusion, always remember to maintain your garden and to use your time management in order to make sure that your garden receives the proper amount of sunlight and water. Make sure you know exactly where you want your garden and whether or not you want a raised garden or not. Use a variety of different flowers such as blue lilies, tiger lilies, roses, daffodils, and dandilions. Also, use a variety of different vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and turnips. Place your garden in a good spot so, that the sun is able to reach it. Also, use the best repellant you in order to keep insects away and to avoid harming your garden at the same time. The last thing to remember is to not see your garden as a burden, but to see it as a time of relaxation and refocus. The worst thing about human beings is our inability to sometimes avoid processing something new into our daily routine. This means something such as watering our garden or making sure the soil isn't dry. If we aren't use to doing something on a regular basis, then we will simply give up on it or forget about it. Continue to work on your garden and you will have a beautiful arrangement coming to life in no time!

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    • Jeannieinabottle profile image

      Jeannie InABottle 

      3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I have a vegetable garden for the first time ever this summer. I am not sure I would ever want to do this again, but I think the worst must be over for now (planting, digging, weeding, etc.) Now I am hoping to see some good veggies. :-)

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @PeggyW I agree that gardening can be very fulfilling. I loved doing it when I was younger with my grandma.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have always loved gardening. I watched my grandpa garden when I was knee high to a grasshopper! An old saying for sure but appropriate in this case. After getting married and before we had our own home, I had pot plants in our apartment. Gardening can be very fulfilling in many ways.

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @PegCole17 thanks for commenting and yeah I also you to love gardening mostly when I was younger though.

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      Peg Cole 

      4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Great gardening tips and good advice about time management. I love container gardening. Each year I get loads of blueberries from my plants. The raised bed garden is a back saver when harvesting or weeding.

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      Cygnet Brown 

      4 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      Considering that the weather for the past few days have been treacherous, I have been wishing for warmer days. This gardening article hits the spot! I love the pictures!

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @JackieLynnley thank you for positive feedback and for finding my hub beautiful.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You have some beautiful samples here, there is just so many beautiful things to grow and ways to grow them. Just takes a small space to start beauty or nutrition. Beautiful job here!

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @stuff4kids thanks for commenting and im glad you liked my tips.

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      Amanda Littlejohn 

      5 years ago

      Great tips for starting a garden. I only have a small, paved yard (very small!) but this year I managed to grow some vegetables in pots and baskets hanging from the rail! I guess that's a kind of garden.


    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Om Paramapoonya thanks for the comment and most importantly the positive feedback.

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for these nifty tips, torrilynn. These are indeed important things to consider before creating a new garden.

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @MikeRobbers thanks for liking my hub and im glad that you found it useful.

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      Mike Robbers 

      5 years ago from London

      A useful hub and a very beautiful imagery! Voted and pinned!

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Sharkye11 thanks for voting up and liking the photos that Ive provided

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @thelma thanks for the reading my hub and sharing how to make gardens with others, Im more than sure that it will inspire

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Great hub with loads of informations for me. I have a garden and I always look for any ideas regarding gardening. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful and shared;-)

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      Jayme Kinsey 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very useful hub with some gorgeous photos to inspire. I wish I had the funds to create some of those beautiful raised beds. Maybe some day! Voting this up!

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @kashmir56 thanks for finding the information i provided useful and for sharing with others

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @aviannovice thanks for the positive feedback and im glad you agree that you can use a garden for relaxation

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Elias thanks for liking my hub and fir passing this on to others

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      Elias Zanetti 

      5 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Pretty nice hub with lots of useful ,practical information. I will have to pass it on friends that are certainly interested on making their garden look better!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A garden is a great thing for food, relaxation, plus the fact that you know your fruits and veggies are not full of dangerous pesticides.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      All great and useful information to help anyone just starting to make a garden . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

    • torrilynn profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @PatsyBell thanks for the feedback and Im glad that you enjoyed my hub

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 

      5 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Very nice hub. Gardeners never tire of reading about gardening. Great photos. Voted up and useful.


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