10 Tips for Starting and Maintaining a New Garden

Starting a new garden is a fun and exciting experience. Many people look at spring as the season for growth and decide to start a garden in their yard. But before you let visions of a home-based farmer's market or flower stand cloud your vision you should take a few things into consideration. Gardening is a lot of work, and if you've never gardened before you'll want to step back and do some planning before you jump right in. Below are 10 tips for first-time gardeners. Take Baby Steps Nobody puts on a swimming suit for the first time and jumps into an Olympic pool to win a gold medal. First you learn to get in the water, then you learn how to float, then swim, and finally you can start working on technique. Gardening is similar in that you have to start with the basics before you can turn your hobby into a career as a horticulturist. Start small with a manageable sized garden that doesn't require too much manual labor up front.

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