Get Your Garden Going With These Simple Tips

Don’t let your garden be dull

It’s true that maintaining a garden can take a lot of time and effort, but it can have so much potential that you would be letting go to waste if you don’t care for it. Trying to make your garden a prettier place may surprise you, as there’s many individuals love gardening. It’s more than just planting seeds and watering them in routine, you get a sense of fulfilment and responsibility. Once your garden is how you want it, you can imagine it will be a pretty sight, too. So where do you get started on making your garden a nicer place?

Preparing before planting

Before you just start digging random holes for planting, you need to make sure that the area is going to be efficient for plants to grow in. It’s best to plan some kind of layout for your plants, and then deal with the areas you want to plant in. It’s going to take a little manual labour first, getting the soil and patches ready, which is essential for plant nutrition and survival. Then find out about your chosen plants, as you need to know how much upkeep they’ll take, and what you need to do for them to survive. Some plants require more water, some thrive mostly from sunlight; these are easy to get wrong, so make sure you find out beforehand!

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Is consumption a problem?

If you find yourself having to maintain a large garden, you might notice that you consume a lot of water in the process; usually, this isn’t an issue, but sometimes heat can cause a drought and you have to limit your water usage. If you want to be more eco-friendly when doing your gardening, you should invest in plastic water storage tanks, so you can store the rainwater. They don’t require maintenance or effort to collect water, just leave them out and let them do their job as time goes by. Having these installed will allow you to use water freely without having to worry about anyone else or the environment.

Spreading information

You can’t learn everything from the internet or reading a book, so it’s a good idea to discuss with other people who are interested in gardening too. You can find out about efficiency, best places to go for your equipment, and advice based on the weather local to you. No matter what profession or hobby you’re into, being able to discuss with others holding experience can take you a lot further than reading instructions, It’s not always best to do things by the book, and if you discover more efficient DIY methods, it can be useful to other gardeners, and the same goes the other way around; sometimes an individual’s creativity can make a major difference.

Gardening isn’t for everyone, but you can’t know for sure until you’ve at least given it a fair try, the worst outcome is that you don’t want to continue it, either that or you’ll surprise yourself! If you still want to have a pretty garden, but can’t find the motivation or time; there are services you can invest in to help you out, so no more excuses for a dump in your garden!

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Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Garden

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to their garden is failing to have a colour scheme. It can be very tempting to simply go colour crazy, adding in every colour of the rainbow. However, when you do this, you end up with a space that looks disorganised and distracting. It will be simply impossible to relax in your garden, which is what a garden is all about, right? With that in mind, let’s look at how you can choose a colour scheme for your garden… Read more

Awesome Garden Hacks For Super Busy Parents

We all want our gardens to look fantastic, but the reality for many households is that not everyone has the time available to keep it in great shape. When you are busy mixing work and childcare, and factor in all the other things that need doing in a modern lifestyle, spending time outdoors talking to your favourite flowers and trees seems wasteful.

The good news is that there are plenty of options available for anyone that wants an attractive garden space but doesn’t have the time to give it the attention it deserves – and needs. In today’s guide, we’re going to go through some of the best hacks for busy parents that will not only help you tend your garden in less time but also give you more opportunity to enjoy it. Read on to find out more! Read more

The Great Outdoor Entertainment Area Guide

The Great Outdoor Entertainment Area Guide

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Even though winter is fast-approaching, there is no reason you can’t start to look forward to the warmer months next year. And if you create an outdoor entertainment area now, you could even use it to soak up any winter sun you are lucky enough to get. In this blog post, we are going to give you some pointers about how to create the perfect outdoor entertainment space, which gives you the freedom to host parties and social events whenever you feel like it. Read more

Before The Flood – Tips For A Waterlogged Garden

Before The Flood - Tips For A Waterlogged Garden

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As well as cold weather and lots of ice, the winter months will bring a lot more rainfall than what we have seen over the past couple of seasons. Even though rain is often good for our gardens – after all, our lawns and plants need plenty of water to stay alive – there can often be too much of it in winter, and this can cause some problems, such as flooding and waterlogged lawns. Do you want to make sure that all the coming winter rain doesn’t ruin your outdoor area too much? You just need to use these great tips!

Clear Drains And Gutters

If your drains and gutters haven’t been cleaned out in a while, there could be a lot of dead leaves and other garden waste in them that could cause them to be blocked. Any blockages will make it difficult for water to run out of your garden through the drains and gutters, and could pool in various areas in the garden. Ideally, you need to clean out the drains and gutters around every two months so that water can always flow through them easily.

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Level Off Sloping Areas

If you have a garden that slopes in areas, you will find that water tends to pool at the bottom of these slopes quite easily. So, it’s a good idea to level off these slopes. You could do so by filling in the slope with plenty of soil and earth and then using garden paving slabs to create a patio area. Decking would also work well to help you make a levelled surface.

Aerate Your Soil

The soil in your flower beds should not be too compact. If it is, it won’t let any water penetrate it, and the water will only be able to pool on top of it. Eventually, the water sitting on top of your soil will increase over time and cause significant flooding. Therefore, you need to aerate the soil. You can do this with a regular garden fork – simply use the fork to turn over the soil and allow more air to get into it. All of this extra oxygen into the soil is also a lot better for root growth, so will encourage better growth in your plants and flowers.

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Lay More Drains

Of course, one of the best fixes for your garden to end flooding for good is to lay more drains. This will involve digging up the entire garden, though, which could be costly and very time consuming. Not only that, though, but it will take quite a while for your garden to get back to the condition that it once was, and you will have to spend time replanting a lawn and flowerbeds. But, if you have plenty of time to take care of your garden, then this is probably the best option to prevent flooding for good.

Hopefully, all of these useful gardening tips can help you get your waterlogged garden back to a better condition for good!

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