Module 5: Prepare

How to get your planting site ready

Module Outline

Module 5: Prepare

Learn how to get your planting site ready

 

  • Bed Preparation: How to properly prepare garden beds for planting

  • Woody Plant Preparation: How to install trees and shrubs

  • Drainage Solutions: A short-course on drainage basics

Additional Modules

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Module 1: Site

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll What is a site? Your site is the place where plants go: a garden, flower pot, window box, yard. While most people think of a site as just a plot of dirt, it really is more than that: the site includes all of the …

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Module 2: Style

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll What is Style? Style can be many things to many people. For you it will be the unique way you arrange the materials that will make up your garden. Usually, creating garden designs with style is a compromise between your wants and your constraints. …

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Module 3: Selection

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll You will probably get plants and seeds from retail garden centers (nurseries) or from mail order retailers. Large nurseries usually have a wide range of plants; smaller garden centers usually have a smaller stock of plants to choose from, but you can often find …

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Module 4: Design

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll Up to now we have discussed principles and techniques for evaluating your site, designing gardens, and selecting plants. In this module we take up the process of actually creating your garden. The following steps should get you started: Determine the conditions in your garden …

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Module 5: Prepare

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll Unless you are already endowed with good soil and a ready site, you will need to prepare your soil for planting. Preparation involves laying out your site, removing anything that has to go, making beds, and amending and grading your soil. Depending on your …

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Module 6: Preview

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll Place your plants (still in their containers) in the bed and space them as the label indicates using the enclosed tape measure. When measuring the distance between plants, measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next plant. Step back …

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Module 7: Plant

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll You should be ready to plant now. Follow the directions on the plant label, if provided. Use a shovel or hand trowel to dig holes. Clean-up, mulch, and water when done. The following are general instructions for different types of plants: Balled and burlapped …

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Module 8: Maintain

Current Status Not Enrolled Price Free Get Started Login to Enroll A clean garden is not like a clean room. A mulch will fade, weeds will crop up, and your sharp edges will blur. Your goal is not to fight a battle with nature but to work with it. Your maintenance and devotion can help …

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