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Turn Your Thumbs Green This Spring

Jenks Woman Gardening in Her BackyardIf you want to experience peace and serenity, a fresh spring garden is exactly what you need. Very few people, however, have the gift for making green things grow. It’s a common belief that a green thumb is an inherent talent — something that you’re born with. There just isn’t any truth to this. Healthy spring plants are the result of careful planning, good information, and dedication. Allow us to suggest a few easy ways to develop your own green thumb so that you can delight in the green beauty that springtime has to offer.

Curious about growing spring plants? Give it a try! You shouldn’t be put off by a lack of experience or of garden space. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or put in a lot of hard work just to grow beautiful spring plants in the vicinity of your residence. Container gardening is an easy place to get you and your green thumb started, especially if you have little to no experience.

Container gardening is growing spring plants in pots, wooden boxes, and other containers. What makes this different from common landscaping, is that, with container gardening, you can place a variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and even small trees in and around your home, patio, porch, or wherever you choose. Different heights and sizes of containers can make beautiful visual displays. And, if you should ever move, though, you can take your plants with you. A very convenient feature of container gardening.

To get started, you’ll need to get some basic supplies, the right amount of sun, and access to a water source. This should be your first step to container gardening. Use what you already know with a little basic gardening know-how and watch how you can cultivate as much of a green thumb as you please.

It goes without saying that choosing the right plants to start with is also important. Some plants are a bit simpler to take care of than others, so look for plants that are recommended for beginners. For instance, planting pansies first might be a good suggestion for starters. Pansies are hardy, resilient flowers that handle cold weather well. This plant is great for sunny areas in the northern states, and for partially shady spots in the south. Just don’t forget to feed and water your flowers on a regular basis. This way, you’ll see beautiful spring flowers right away!

Flowers are not the only easy plants for new gardeners to grow. If you like fresh herbs, consider growing basil or mint. Both basil and mint are really easy to grow and maintain and mature quickly. The rate at which mint develops is so fast that it can be invasive. Best to check it every now and then so as to avoid this. This is why it works particularly well for container gardening or for areas of the yard edged by walkways or driveways.

If you want to try growing vegetables, start with low-maintenance plants like onions, lettuce, or beans. They tend to grow well in a lot of different climates and aren’t too picky about soil conditions. Don’t forget to buy seedlings instead of seeds to get your plants going. Seedlings are good for beginners because they are already acclimated to the growing conditions of your area. This helps you do a better job of sustaining them throughout the growing season.

Once you are ready to branch out a little, start adding to your spring garden a plant or two at a time. Trying to go too big or do too much is a recipe for failure. On the contrary, create a plan. Plot out how you want to go about your gardening vision — when and where to expand. In the course of plotting out the details, it is essential to recognize what resources and tools you have available, what you might need to buy, and what kind of plants will thrive in your climate. Always remember to study your chosen location — this allows you to choose varieties that are a good fit for your area, leading to the growth of green and healthy plants. If you want your plants to thrive, make sure they have access to the right nutrients and temperature. Native plants are more likely to thrive, considering how uniquely suited to certain climates they are.

Developing a green thumb this spring can be easy, and your efforts would be rewarded. Given sufficient time and experience, you could very well be on your way towards enjoying the fresh greenery of the season, all-around your home.

At Real Property Management Tulsa, we can help you find the perfect Jenks rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 918-532-7020 to schedule a showing today.

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