A Beginners Guide to Painting Beautiful Landscape Watercolors
Have you ever gazed upon a landscape watercolor painting of a lushly planted garden, nursery, or dream backyard and dreamed of having the same for yourself? With adequate time, knowledge, and preparation, that dream can become reality! All one needs to know is the basics behind planting techniques so they can best put their green thumb to use.
If you are up for the challenge, it is first important to decide on the sizing of your planting area and what might best suit it. From there, consider breaking down the four main techniques of planting into different specialized topics to cover. These topics are: preparing soil for planting, planting trees selection and care, edible landscaping growing fruits and vegetables, and container gardening for small spaces.
Preparing soil for planting can be intimidating and time-consuming, but it is essential for success. Proper soil preparation is essential for achieving balanced, well nourished soil which will help your plants grow healthy and strong. Some common practices of soil preparation are examining and testing the soil pH levels, removing any rocks or debris, and adding amendments like compost and fertilizer.
When it comes time for planting trees, one should always keep in mind their purpose. Are they for decoration, shade, providing privacy, or even to provide edible fruits? Knowing why and when you're purchasing each tree is the first step in achieving the desired outcome. After that, proper care for newly planted trees is important, including watering, inspecting for insects, and pruning.
Edible landscaping is a great way to make use of your outdoor spaces throughout the year. Fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, tomatoes, carrots and peppers, amongst many others, all have unique needs and planting requirements. Preparing the soil, the right variety of plants, watering, and fertilizing at the correct times are all essential to obtaining the best and most nutrient-rich produce.
Container gardening, in small spaces, can be another great way to make the most of available outdoor areas. With the vast variety of medium and large planters out there, one can be sure to find something that best suits their needs and available areas. Notable benefits of container gardening include easier accessibility, reduced need for tilling, more versatility with soil types, and less weeding.
No matter the size of your outdoor space or your ambitions, knowledge of the four main planting techniques - preparing soil for planting, planting trees selection and care, edible landscaping growing fruits and vegetables, and container gardening for small spaces - will go a long way in helping you reach your goal of creating a lush landscape watercolor painting for your yard.