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Why You Should Grow a Garden and How to Start One in 3 Easy Steps

Starting and maintaining a garden is not only a great way to enhance the appearance of your backyard, but it can also improve your quality of life! In fact, some psychologists say gardening can help to alleviate anxiety and depression because it has a calming effect on the mind. The best part is that gardens are relatively simple to start! Here are three easy steps to start your own garden at Caliterra in Dripping Springs.

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Step 1

Planning is everything. If you are a beginner, it’s best to start with a small garden. Choose a location with plenty of sunlight. Plants need a minimum of six hours per day, but the more sunlight a plant gets, the better the overall harvest will be. Make sure that the soil is rich and not full of clay, and use compost to give the plants extra nutrients. Plan to put up some fencing around the garden to keep rabbits, squirrels and other hungry critters from eating your veggies before you get a chance to harvest them.

Step 2

Now you are ready to begin. Water your plants before planting in order to prevent them from going into shock when they touch the soil. If you decide to start from scratch with just seeds, they need to be spaced far enough apart in order to give the roots enough room to spread out during the growth of the plant.

Step 3

After the seeds are planted, continue to water at least twice a week. If it has rained a lot, then less watering is needed. Since gardens take from nature with little to no intervention, gardening is an excellent green living hobby!

Whether you’re starting or maintaining a garden, Caliterra in Dripping Springs makes green living a breeze. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our master-planned community, and see how Caliterra redefines Hill Country living.

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2018-07-23T13:13:37+00:00