Locating the perfect site is one of the keys to a successful garden (Plan The Garden - Then Plant). Time spent finding just the right garden spot is well worth the effort. It's just like building a house. A good foundation provides strength and stability. A poor foundation leaves your garden exposed to many harmful elements and is not conducive to success.
- Locate level areas.
- An area exposed to full or near-full sunlight, with deep, well-drained, fertile soil is ideal.
- Use contour rows or terraces on sloped or hillside sites to avoid erosion.
- Locate a garden spot near a water supply.
- Avoid planting near large trees or shrubs, that might reduce competition for sunlight, water, and nutrients.
- Consider fencing the site if wild animals live close by.
- Choose a site that does not carry previous weed problems.
Unfortunately, many urban gardeners do not have the luxury of choosing a site like those living in the country. Creative choices can help any site-challanged gardener. Try building a a raised bed or planting a container garden.
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