If you’re new to the gardening game, you probably want to learn as much as you possibly can so you can get your garden looking the best it has ever looked. However, it’s no use looking to run before you can walk. Take your time to learn about your own garden and eventually you’ll have everything you need to know in your repertoire to ensure it looks good year round!
With this in mind, below you’ll find 6 invaluable tricks to get you started if you’re new to the gardening game.
Use Apps To Help You Get It Right
Start by utilising one of the many gardening apps available. Some of them are paid, some of them are free. You’ll want to see which you like best and which help you to stick to a better garden maintenance routine. Some may provide tips, while others can remind you when it’s time to water certain plants.
Don’t Forget To Consider Your Kids And Pets
If you have kids and pets, you’re going to want to take a slightly different approach to your gardening. For example:
- Avoid water features if you have toddlers in the house, or make sure they can be securely covered over when not in use.
- Look at the toxic plants for pets and keep them out of your garden.
- Don’t use cocoa mulch as this is as bad as chocolate for dogs.
- Cut down your use of chemicals and fertilisers and see if you can switch to more natural options instead (and store them away safely when not in use).
- Ensure there are areas of shade where they can get out of the sun.
- Install sturdy and secure gates/fences so that they can’t get out of them or under/over them.
- Provide privacy for your family with shrubs and fencing.
Keep Your Grass Looking Green No Matter What
One thing that can make your garden look great is super green grass. You could try out artificial grass samples if you want low maintenance grass, although it does still require a small amount of maintenance. If you don’t want to do that yet, you can try the following:
- Don’t cut your grass too short.
- Leave grass cuttings to help fertilise it after mowing.
- Leave debris to invite in wildlife (kids will love this).
- Keep it well watered and irrigated.
Add More Gravel And Pathways
Gravel and pathways make your garden even more low maintenance and stop people from stomping on all of your hard work! A seating area will look great too.
Raise Your Flower Beds
Raised flower beds are a great defence from small feet.
Get Your Garden Ready For The Seasons
One thing you will need to remember is how to get your garden ready for each season. You still need to do this if your garden is low maintenance, so make sure you know how to prepare for winter, summer, and the seasons in between.
Are you ready to make your garden look amazing? Leave your thoughts below!