When you dream of lush garden makeovers, only to wake up facing a barren yard, you may need to call in some expert help. That's what new homeowner Andy Gray decided to do after he'd cleared the scraggly bushes outside his century-old fixer-upper in a quiet town north of New York City.
Nothing is more important to a garden than water, but the guesswork behind it -- figuring out the amount of water each plant needs and how long to keep the water trained on the greenery -- can make it seem like an endless chore. There are, however, a number of tools that make the job significantly easier.
Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements, and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds.