The most basic DIY tips for gardening I can give you, is to work up garden beds with a spading fork instead of a shovel. Forks do a superior job of loosening and turning soil.
Before planting start with improving your garden soil, and be sure to mulch after planting. In fact all beds should be mulched every spring.
Give your lawn regular feedings and have a watering schedule. It's better to deep water a few times, than to give frequent
Plant a salad bowl by planting quick growing salad greens. Many salad greens are available as seeds, or as transplants to grow at home.
Salad greens are very easy to grow and can be planted just about anywhere you can find a spot, whether it's an actual vegetable garden place, or a half barrel just outside your kitchen door.
Specialty greens such as butterhead lettuces, arugula and radicchio have lots of flavor and texture, making your salads more appetizing.
Another DIY tips for gardening is, look for mixtures in seed packets and sow the mixture several times in the summer for a continuing supply of greens.
For an illusion of greater size, divide the garden into smaller spaces, or if it's impossible because it's just too small, provide several distinct focal points that trick the eye into seeing more space than is really there.
For example, instead of lining up pots in a line, arrange them in clusters, with one single eye-catching pot
on the opposite side. Or create levels such as a smaller raised bed inside a small garden.
Choose perennials with extra long seasons of bloom. These perennials are long blooming and easy to care for:
"Early Sunrise" Coreopsis, "Walkers Low" Catmint, "Hollyhock" Mallow, "Golden" Marguerite, "Anthea" Yarrow, "Butterfly Blue" Pin cushion Flower, Geranium - Rozanne, "Goldsturn" Black Eyed Susan, "Autumn Joy" Sedum, "Merlot" Cone Flower.
Don't forget to plant several rose bushes in between your perennials for extra long color and beauty.
Most long bloomers are solar powered. They need a spot with at least six hours of sun daily, to keep them flowering.
Perennials such as hostas have many cultivars that look significantly different, and can be used to create a delightful shade garden.
Balance the design by using green, blue and variegated hostas. Intersperse them with other shade loving plants such as ferns, gingers, coral bells and bleeding hearts.
Limit the garden to just a few hostas, and repeat in more than one spot for a more beautiful shade garden.
Roses can be divided into two groups based on how often they flower during your regions growing season: Once blooming and repeat blooming Rose Varieties.