At Quality Care, our focus is creating beautiful, healthy turf; but it is hard to ignore the splendor of a spring garden. So we present to you, the best tips for garden planning and care from Purdue!
Purdue Extension offers several gardening publications that can help you get started, many are free.
Get Started: Before you start gardening, it’s important to:
- Find Out What’s Right For You
- Check the Numbers
- Have the Right Tools
Planning: Planning is the first and most basic step in home flower and vegetable gardening. Planning not only saves time when you’re ready to plant, it also gives you an idea of the types and quantities of seeds or plants you’ll need. Most importantly, planning helps assure that the home garden will satisfy your needs and desires.
Planting: You can plant flowers or vegetables from seed or from transplants. Either way, it is important to first prepare your soil.
Growing: Working in your garden doesn’t stop after you plant. As the flowers or vegetables grow, you will need to water, irrigate, remove weeds, and check plants for insect and disease problems.
If you are looking for professional landscaping help, we recommend giving any of Iowa City’s and Cedar Rapids’ local landscaping companies a closer look!