How to Prepare Your Land & Battle Weeds in 2019: Tips for Breaking New Ground
Breaking new ground is a great feeling, especially when it comes to gardening. If you’ve recently bought some prime farmland and want to turn it into a garden area for next year, then you’re in the right place. This article will provide tips on how to best prepare your land and battle against weeds that may arise.
The first step is to get a tractor. It will make gardening much easier and faster, allowing you to expand your garden with ease. Consider getting a tiller and middle buster as well as cultivators for weeds. A ripper/middle buster can be used to trench water and power to the garden. Planting a row and skipping a row makes tending plants easy and allows grass to grow in between rows, which can be mowed over.
It’s important to till the ground before it goes dormant. Doing this will require less effort when prepping the ground for next year’s garden. However, weeds are likely to come up no matter what you do due to dormant seeds being churned up by the tilling process.
Rainwater should also be considered as an option for watering your garden. You could attach a hose from your house roof to the garden, burying it so that it’s not visible or run over by lawnmowers. Additionally, consider building a small green house or shed closer to the garden area where rainwater can be stored. Bulk water storage tanks around the garden area along with solar powered pumps for irrigation could also be helpful.
No matter how hard you try, fighting weeds will always be part of gardening - but don’t let that stop you! With careful planning and preparation, you can create the perfect garden area for 2019 and beyond.Consider using a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weeds from germinating. Additionally, mulch can be used to help keep the soil moist and reduce weed growth.
Finally, don’t forget about fertilizing your garden area! Fertilizers are essential for healthy plants and will ensure that they get all the nutrients they need throughout their growing season. Consider getting organic fertilizer or composting materials such as manure or leaves which can provide natural nutrition for your plants without any harsh chemicals.
Breaking new ground is an exciting experience - but it also requires careful planning and preparation in order to create a successful garden area next year! With these tips in mind, you should have no problem creating the perfect space for gardening come 2019!
What should I do if I plan to buy a tractor for my garden?
Get a tiller from the start and you'll be glad you did. Consider getting a ripper/middle buster strong enough to use to trench water and power to the garden. You might also want a set of cultivators for weeds.
How can I prepare the ground this Fall for next year's garden?
Tilling will bring up new seeds, so it's a constant battle. Consider collecting rainwater from your house roof and running it to the garden by laying it on top of the ground. Make sure to have an overflow pipe in case of hard rains. Put away the hose for winter and drain it but leave it buried.
What is plant a row skip a row?
Plant a row skip a row is an easy way to tend plants where you plant one row and then skip one row before planting another. This allows you to either run the tiller between rows or let the grass grow and mow it.
Is it worth using well water for watering the garden?
Well water is cold in the north and needs heating, so it may not be worth using for watering the garden. Consider supplementing with stored rainwater in the future instead.
How can I store rainwater for my garden?
Consider building a small green house and at least one small shed closer to the garden area and storing rainwater from those. Dedicated bulk water storage tanks placed around the garden area along with solar powered pumps for irrigation are also options.