Some suggest the recent growth of interest in home gardening is a result of the downtrodden economy. On average, a gardener spends five hours each week working to improve and maintain his or her garden. 28.7 percent of all homes in the United States have a lawn or garden. One of the more common blunders new gardeners commit is that they plant too much before seeing what their family will consume. There is even a national holiday, National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors Porch Day, on August 8th. There are quite a few things that one can do to improve their lawn and garden at home. Even trimming and pruning trees and shrubs can help things grow better and without restriction.
For the beginning gardeners, it will be smart to visit nearby gardening centers to get started. Starting out at garden centers is going to be a good way to jump in without biting off more than you can chew. You will be able to talk with experienced staff who know about everything from garden design to pruning trees and shrubs. In the event you do not have any trees and shrubs, and would like some, the staff at any garden store will be able to guide you toward your best options for plants and shrubs based on a few different criteria. Once you have visited a garden center and plant nursery and picked out your trees and shrubs, it will give you a solid foundation of information and ideas to make the most out of your garden.
Another good idea might be to take some time and research trees and shrubs through various resources. Books, friends with gardening experience, and even internet resources that discuss the finer details of caring for trees and shrubs, gardens, and how to properly set them up and maintain them. The easiest way to find these types of avenues for information would be to search for educational material on gardens, trees and shrubs, and basic gardening skills. With so much out there on the internet these days, you might even be able to find a video on the topic.