When you are ready to start, don’t worry about having a really good plan in terms of what to plant where. Aside from planting for the correct sun and soil conditions, I have never worried about how plants will look together. They always look good. For flowers, I love a mix of all sorts of various colors. Just think about height–tall in back, shorter in front. For vegetables, it is important to remember that tall plants (like tomatoes or cucumbers on a trellis) will block the sun from smaller plants (like bush beans). Other than thinking of that and deciding where to plant so you don’t block the sun, plant where you like. To save money, start from seeds if your growing season is long enough (zinnias, for example) or buy smaller plants rather than larger ones. For annuals (vegetables, petunias, marigolds, herbs, etc.), I have bought both larger and smaller plants and found no difference between the two within a few weeks. For perennials, smaller plants take a bit longer to grow, but so what? It might take them an extra year to get to a good size, but with the money you save on smaller plants, you can possibly buy more plants. Go to websites or order some catalogs (they are free) from big seed companies, like Burpees, Johnny’s Select Seeds, etc. I think the catalogs are more fun than the websites–the colors are easier to see. Once you get on their mailing lists, other companies will send you their own catalogs. Also, visit nurseries in your area. The people who work at nurseries are generally helpful and can give you good advice. Go to several–different nurseries sometimes carry different kinds of plants.
You don’t need a lot of tools You can start out with a few hand tools–don’t get cheap ones–and a hose. You might need a shovel to dig holes for bushes. And perhaps a rake, if you have to smooth the soil after digging or gather up leaves in the fall. Spade is an essential gardening tool which is used to dig and transfer soil when planting. Spade and shovel have been used interchangeably but a spade has rectangular blase whereas a shovel has curved blade that is not applicable for digging. A spade will be used for digging, making holes for planting, transfer soil and sand. There are so many types are available for a hoe. So you need to be careful when choosing the one for your lawn. A broad hoe has a large blade which will opt for digging holes for planting or cut through weeds. For cutting out weeds, A shuffle hoe is used for cutting out weeds. Warren hoe has a small and triangular blade which is best for small space. You may have a traditional rake which will be used for removing fallen leaves and sticks. But, if you need to do remove a large number of leaves and hard plant matters then you should use a lawn sweeper. You may also want to have a ground rake which is used to smooth the soil in a new or existing bed and remove any clumps. Indoor gardening is especially useful for city dwellers or those who lack a good outdoor gardening space. Plant does not needs to take up much space . For those with an outdoor gardening space, indoor gardening can be a great way to get a head start on the growing season by starting seeds before it’s time to plant them outside.