9. Go On, Add Some Mulch!
Apply a layer of nutrient-rich mulch that’s 2 to 3 inches deep around each plant as this will help reduce weeds by blocking out the sun, and reduce moisture loss through evaporation, so you’ll have to water less. For a polished look, put down a layer of quality bagged mulch, or, you can put down straw, shredded leaves, pine straw, or some other locally available material.
10. Feed Your Plants Regularly
We’ve already talked about the importance of starting with great soil, but that soil works best in concert with regular boosts of high-quality nutrition for your plants. In other words, amazing soil + top-notch plant food = super garden success!
So, a month after planting, begin feeding your garden with quality plant food and a good water-soluble all-purpose plant food, so be sure to follow those all-important label directions.
One last bit of advice, be sure to stock-up on the basic tools you need to make it easier to grow your garden. Remember, we have a dedicated garden section where you can get all your needs such as plants, mulch, and tools to get you off to the right start!