There are hundreds of different types of gardens, from Zen gardens which are mostly rock, to knot gardens, French, Italian, maze gardens and so forth. The point is that it would be ridiculous to try and name every garden type, but there are three main garden types people are typically interested in. They are flower, herb, and vegetable gardens. The following is a look at how to promote growth in each:
Flower garden: A flower garden is slowly becoming the most seen garden type in North America. For years it did not exist because people used all of their available land and resources to grow food. Now that you can visit the supermarket for food, flower gardens are more common. In order to promote growth in your flower garden you need to learn about the specific flowers you will be growing, and what conditions are best for them. For example, tulips are bulbs that need to be planted in early spring. They need plenty of sunlight each day to bloom, and in fall the bulbs should be separated in order to promote growth the following year. Thus, to promote growth in a flower garden, plant flowers that need sun in your sunny areas, and find ones that do better in shade for the shaded patches. Most flowers survive best with a deep root system watering, which means you saturate the soil, rather than the flower itself. A drip system is a great way to keep flower gardens thriving.
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Herb garden: This is another garden type that features the growing of herbs to be used medicinally and for culinary purposes. For this garden type, one of your best resources is a gardening pot. Herbs do not grow into large plants, and thus do not have to be planted in a large garden plot, but rather can be placed in garden pots, and have the flexibility to be moved about to meet the ideal growing conditions. For example, some herbs need direct sunlight for several hours each day. By growing them in a flower pot, you can move it around your yard to keep the herb in direct light all day. In addition, the majority of herbs need water lightly and frequently. This means a mister or spray bottle applied daily works well. Of course, just as with flowers, in order to promote herb growth, it is best to learn about each specific variety.
Vegetable garden: Many homes will have a small to moderately sized vegetable garden in order to enjoy some of the harvest in the summer months. In order to promote growth of a vegetable garden you need to start with spacing the plants properly. If your squash, for example, is not given room to grow, the large plant may take over your other plant’s space and crowd them out. So, space is important. Most vegetable gardens require ample sunshine. Tomatoes, for example, need about 6 hours a day. So, plant in a location with sun. In addition, consistent watering is important. The summer months can be hot, and cause the plants to wither and die, so keep them hydrated for best growth.