Those with a love and admiration of plants but lack of experience or time can still enjoy gardening; it is simply a matter of creating a garden space that works with the individual’s skills, time, and region. Using pots and containers of various sizes can allow easier access to the plants for pruning and maintenance, a more controlled and nutrient-rich soil, and less weeding. It may also allow the gardener to move temperature sensitive plants indoors as required. If planting directly in the ground, attention should be paid to the type of soil present in order to properly add any missing nutrients. For inexperienced gardeners, most areas have a local agricultural center that may be able to analyze a sample of the soil. By knowing what kind of soil and nutrients a plant prefers, a lot of stress and hassle can be eliminated later. Purchasing established and more mature plants will cut back on time spent nurturing a young seedling. A more mature plant will be able to withstand environmental changes better than a seedling. Local gardening centers should be able to provide a wealth of information about which plants will thrive in the area and which would be best to fit the individual gardener’s needs. Doing a small amount of research beforehand will not only be educational, but will also save a large amount of time later on in the season.