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Taking Care of Your Garden One of the purposeful hobbies that is enjoyed by many thousands of Americans is that of gardening. Maintaining a personal garden or contributing to a community garden is not only an enjoyable hobby that helps one to cultivate and grow plant life, but it is also a hobby with a very real and practical purpose. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables has long sense been known as a key to quality overall health, not to mention the key ingredients in a tasty meal, and likewise it is no secret that the fresher the produce the better tasting they are. Those who maintain their own personal gardens are not only helped by the garden in enjoying a fun hobby, but also receive the very tangible benefits of growing their own food and produce.

Providing for Your Family Not only will establishing a garden in the property of the home or carving out a space in the community garden help a person to have a meaningful hobby and fresh food on the table, but it will save them money. As produce prices continue to rise in the supermarkets of America, those who tend to their own gardens are becoming more self-sufficient and saving themselves hundreds of dollars per year on grocery and produce costs. But for the first time gardener, establishing and maintaining a garden can be a daunting task. For people who find themselves in this position, consider a few of the following simple tips, suggestions, and techniques for taking care of your garden. One of the first ways in which to tend to your garden is to be sure to have all of the necessary tools and machinery that will help you to properly cultivate your garden. Turning the soil after every season and again before planting in the next season will greatly help the soil content of your garden to remain high in quality and efficiency, allowing for better results in the next year’s crops.

How do You get the Garden You Want? The easiest way to turn the soil is with a rototiller which will churn the ground for you. But turning the soil with a broken down rototiller can be hard, hard work, so make sure that you have a small engine repair shop in Utah that you can take your machinery to if needed. Along with remembering to turn the soil following harvest and before planting again the next year, one of the best ways for a gardener to tend their garden is by understanding what will grow best in their


garden and planting those items regularly. It is not bad to experiment or try growing those produce items that you are found of, but each climate and soil type will be more conducive to different types of plants, so understanding which foods will grow best in your climate and soil type will help you to make better use of your garden. By remembering a few of these tips and by taking into consideration the implementation of a few of these suggestions, a person will be able to maintain and cultivate a successful and more lively garden for years to come. With this garden and with their new techniques and important advice in tow, a first time gardener will be able to reap the benefits of their new garden and see for themselves the many advantages and many pleasures of cultivating their own crops in their own garden. Photo Credit: Melissa Johnson, OakleyOriginals


Taking Care of Your Garden