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Garden Maintenance

Once you have your garden planned, prepared and planted, there is Garden Maintenance to contend with! Find out some of our best tips and tricks to make your life easier!
Cook Time 1 day 1 hour
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Servings 1 garden 10x 10
Author Beth Neels
Cost $50



  • 1 Fertilizer
  • 1 fungicide or insecticide if required


  • Watering The Garden. Choose from drip irrigation or overhead watering. See post for suggestions and explanation.
  • Weeding Your Garden. Pre-emergence weed killers can cut down on maintenance. Hand weeding, machine cultivating. See post for more information.
  • Fertilization. See post for suggestions for types of fertilizers
  • Insect and Pest Control. For helpful suggestions to identify and control insects and diseases in your garden, see post.


Numbers for time and cost are an average for a 10'x 10' (3 meters x 3 meters) garden. 
See How to Start a Garden, Step 1; Planning for help planning your garden
See Vegetable Garden Preparation for help with setting up the garden
See Choosing Plants and Planting your Garden for tips on proper plant installation 
See Harvesting and Preserving the Harvest for lots of helpful tips,
plus over 100 FREE RECIPES