For anyone who is looking for information, you can usually find it quite easily, even when it comes to your garden. Other backyard gardeners are usually very helpful in offering advice, but other than that, gardening magazines, books or catalogues have lots of information, and there is always the internet. There is some information about plants that is universal and applies to all, where every plant does have variations.
The advice is pretty widespread when it comes to planting a garden. Standard information such as don't overcrowd the plants is frequently given. The spot where you position your plants is important since they need sufficient sunlight and airflow. The garden soil needs certain types of nutrients, such as compost or mulch, for better growth, is more universal advice you will receive. Guidance given pertaining to watering will be more wide-ranging, since different amounts of water is needed for different plants. For example, the quantity of water you require is dependent on the rainfall you get or the type of plant like a cactus versus a tomato.
Advice on fertilizer is usually the same particularly if it is about the timing. Although fertilizer is important, the type required depends on the pH balance and the content of the soil. Rather than fertilizer, compost may be used, and finding advice on how to make a pile of compost won't be hard. Among the most sought-after advice from gardeners is easy methods to get rid of disease, insects, and weeds. These types of pests can easily occupy a garden and can wipe it out if they are not taken care of. Gardeners are more than willing to give advice on what pesticides or chemicals have been effective against certain pests. Every gardener will likely have a different opinion on what was effective and what was not effective.
You understand that having a garden does demand a lot of work and time. Besides trying to make plants grow, you have to cope with unpredictable weather, weeds and disease. Even veteran gardeners may try to get advice when they come across something that has never happened to them before. A lot of the guidance you will find is common to all plants, and all gardens. You might find that there can be times you need advice for a specific plant or situation. In this case, you need to make sure that the advice you will get is legitimate.
Most people will provide you with well-intentioned advice, and it will not harm your garden, but you still need some common sense. Whenever the predicament is a bit difficult, you may want to seek advice from more than one source.