Gardening for Beginners: Tips for First-Timers

Get to Know Your Space

Before you start filling your yard with plants, you need to know which areas are best for planting. Figure which spots get sun and shade throughout the day, and pay attention to where water runoff collects during rainstorms. Whether you want to plant vegetables, trees, ornamental bushes, or flowers, you’ll need to know which parts of your yard are best suited to different plants.