Beginners gardening tips
Have you been thinking about having a garden? What do you want to do with your garden? A place for children to play? Maybe a garden? Or is it a sea of flowers? The garden is indeed a living organism that embellishes its surroundings.
It is difficult to combine all these desires, therefore, it is advisable to set certain limits, at least at the beginning. And is that, creating your particular Eden will take your time. Before starting to work, you must consider the various functions that the garden should fulfill.
To make your way to the top of gardening, first of all, take it easy…If you are a new owner of a house or an apartment with a garden or a plantation, you would do well to take the first season very calmly. It is not strange to find, covered by the dark earth, the dreams of the previous owner of the garden. Not surprisingly, many plants are perennial and bloom every year. In other areas, however, you will have to dig deeply to revitalize them.
Ask yourself the following: How far can I go by myself? The key is to achieve the balance between available time, knowledge and economic possibilities. For many gardeners, much of the charm lies precisely in doing all the work on their own. Others, for their part, prefer to hire the services of garden designers or professional landscapers. However, it is not usual to be completely alone: you can always ask the neighbors for help, at least.
Consider the climatic conditions of the area where you live. Many different types of rusticity can be given in the same country. For this reason, a good measure is to consult in some garden center or nursery. These dependencies usually offer all the necessary data about the vegetation, the climate and the soil of the zone. Buying plants blindly, without proper information before, is usually expensive.
Also, when you are going to plant a bed, you have to take into account three very simple things: height, time and color. Make sure, first, to select species whose flowering periods overlap, in order to delay the season. It is also advisable to combine colors with complementary nuances. Finally, make sure that the highest plants do not deprive light to the lowest.
Sharing is caring, and true it is. Not everyone has to have their own lawn mower or cultivator. Borrow it from a neighbor or come to an agreement among several people to share the expenses of purchasing good quality products. You can also exchange plants and bulbs with friends and neighbors as well as share tricks and strategies and help one another when lifting heavy objects. Just do not forget to invite them to a party in the garden as thanks.
Finally, last but not least, these are some useful tools that any novice gardener will
- A digging shovel
- A rake
- A mower
- Scissors for pruning rose bushes
- An irrigation hose and sprinklers
Enjoy your time at the garden, many oriental cultures use gardening as ludic meditation practice and it has been shown it embellishes the soul as well.