Quick gardening guide for beginners.
Everyone has ever dreamed of having a beautiful, green and lush garden. However, reality usually imposes its criteria in the form of lack of time and lack of resources and ends up destroying such a beautiful dream. It is also possible that he is not as skilled as he thought.
Here are eight good tips for novice gardeners.
1. What do you want to do with your garden? A place for children to play ? an orchard? or a sea of flowers?
It is difficult to combine all these desires and desires. Therefore, it is advisable to set certain limits, at least at the beginning. And that is, creating your particular Eden will take your time. Before starting work, it is necessary to consider the different functions that the garden should fulfill. If you must include, for example, places to sit, play or beds.
2. 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 in vain, many plants are perennial and bloom every year. In other areas, on the other hand, you will have to dig thoroughly to revitalize them.
3. How far can you go alone?
The key is to achieve a balance between time available, 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 neighbors for help, at least.
4. What are 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 a garden center or municipal nursery. These units usually provide all the necessary information about the vegetation, climate, and soil of the area. Buying plants blindly, without being properly informed before, is often expensive.
5. Height, time and color
When you are going to plant a bed, you have to take into account three very simple things: height, time and color. Be 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 taller plants do not deprive the lower ones of light.
6. Quality pays off
It is not difficult to find cheap tools and flowers of an offer in any supermarket, it is true. As also it is that no plant will flourish in oligotrophic soils or of bad quality. The tools should last more than one season. To do this, buy tools and materials of good quality. It is always better to buy fewer things, but better and more expensive, since they will last much longer.
7. Share with your friends and neighbors
Not everyone has to have their own lawnmower or cultivator. Borrow from a neighbor or reach an agreement between several people to share the costs of acquiring good quality products. You can also exchange plants and bulbs with friends and neighbors, as well as share tips and strategies and help each other when they have to lift heavy objects. Just do not forget to invite them to a garden party as thanks.
8. Useful tools for a novice gardener
• A shovel to dig
• A rake
• A lawnmower
• Scissors for pruning roses
• An irrigation hose and sprinklers