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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Plano Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenJust because you’re a renter doesn’t mean gardening isn’t something you can’t do. The truth of the matter is, you can grow yourself a garden even in the absence of a large outdoor yard. There are so many creative things that you can do to get your own garden started inside your Plano rental home. If gardening is what you hope to do, then these tips are exactly for you and your future indoor garden.

First, figure out where you want to set up your indoor garden this spring. While the garden area is something you should consider, you should mainly think about giving your garden good lighting to achieve the best results. A good place is one that gets hit with direct sunlight like a sunny windowsill. But even if you don’t, you can create the light your plants will need by buying an inexpensive grow light for your garden. There are many different types and sizes of grow lights, so ensure that you get the right size for the garden you want to grow.

Now that you’ve got your space, you can plan out what type of plants you want to grow. A lot of gardening experts suggest starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. However, you don’t have to stick to a couple of houseplants for your indoor garden. In fact, growing fresh herbs for cooking is something you can do! If you’re really determined, you can even plant a few vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. With a few pots and some soil, you can grow fresh foods that can help you take your cooking to a whole new level.

Growing flowers indoors can be a very gratifying task. Climate and temperature changes aren’t to be worried about if you’re growing flowers indoors. This means that you can try growing different kinds of flowers — from mini roses to exotic tropical varieties. If you’re new to gardening, it’s best to start with annuals like pansies, geraniums, or begonias. These are really easy to care for flowering plants and they can give you a lot of beautiful flowers throughout the year.

To ensure the success of your indoor garden, make sure to use good quality plant soil and proper tools. You may need different types of soil to grow various plants. Some plants prefer soil with higher acidity, while others fare better in soil with a more neutral pH level. Do your own research and get the right soil. And, get the proper hand tools to make tending your plants easier.

Lastly, set up your planters and pots in a way that they get good drainage, and make sure you water them correctly. You can do this by adding holes to the bottom of your pots and spreading a layer of rocks inside under the soil to avoid compacted soil. While proper drainage is a need for all plants, so is watering — the correct amount of watering, to be exact. To make sure that your plants thrive, give them a water regimen. Make sure that your watering schedule fits your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering your plant.

By following these indoor gardening tips, you can grow a healthy and happy garden right inside your Plano rental home. Are you in the market for a new rental home? Visit our rental listing page or contact us today!

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