Gardening requires watering, fertilizing, mulching, and composting at the correct times. It can be hard to remember, and if you are often forgetful, keep a calendar to track the days you need water, mulch, or fertilizer. You can even set up a timer on your mobile phone for the right time to add any nutrients or water. It all depends on the type of plant, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the types of nutrients and water levels. Fertilizing should be done once a year, so set a yearly day when you plan to add any nutrients to your garden bed. Usually, this can be done in the fall in preparation for spring. Get a sense of weather patterns and the time the last frost passes. Set a clear day of when to garden on the first day of spring. However, the first day of spring may be some lingering frost due to chaotic winter, so get a sense of what local weather patterns are like in your area and try to pinpoint when it is a great time to start growing new plants. The best time to start gardening is the start of early spring for plants to get plenty of sunshine. This will also help plants get the most sunshine throughout the summer. Fall is when the leaves begin to shed, which will be a great time to gather brown foliage to add to any compost. Compost is an excellent material that adds a nutrient base to your plant garden. Brown materials can come in the form of leaves, while green materials can be grass or bush clippings. This is a great way to prepare a soil nutrient backup system if your plant needs extra nutrients for survival. The end of the fall is when you should start squatting down in your garden in preparation for the winter. For the most part, plants will revert to a dormant state to protect themselves from the winter, but you can take extra steps such as pruning and adding extra nutrient types before the frost arrives. As long as the roots are healthy, your garden will return healthy and thriving when spring arrives. If you keep consistent schedules and are aware of the passing seasons, then your garden will do just fine throughout the year and will help your plants adapt quicker.