Gardening tips for beginners
Starting your first garden can be a bit overwhelming, there’s the planning, designing and planting to think about. Don’t worry though gardens will surprise you with their forgivingness and as with a lot of things, jumping in head first is the best way to learn.
That being said here are some tips to get you started and on the right track.
Get to know the garden
Take your time to get to know the space you are going to be working in before beginning on your garden.
While getting to know your landscape a few things to consider are:
- Have a slow walk around the garden with a notebook and rough sketch the existing planting areas.
- Make a note on your sketch of the areas that are shaded and the areas that get the most sunlight.
- Create a list of the things you would like to keep and what you want to get rid of or replace from the existing plants and features.
- Just spend a little time in the garden space, let your creativity flow and see if any ideas come to mind.
Decide on a style and what your goals are
Find some images that inspire you and try to find a theme. Do you prefer a thriving flower filled garden or would you rather have a sharper defined modern space?
Once you have decided on the style your going for, now’s the time to think about what features you want or the kind of activities you will be doing. For example do you want a lot of water features, a space for the kids to run around or a spot where the BBQ can proudly sit?
Start small and make a plan
Make a plan before starting, think about your plants. Choose ones that bloom in different seasons for year round colour but also consider trying to keep plants with the same sun and water needs close together also.
Having a vision for your garden is great but be aware that the larger the garden the more upkeep it will need so planting some of your planned plants first rather than all of them and seeing how you cope with those is a better idea for example.
Get the essential tools before you start
Owning the right tools for the job will make your gardening life much easier and enjoyable. You won’t need to purchase every tool in the store to start off with you can always purchase more specialised tools once you realise you need them.
Here is a list of some basic tools that are useful to have:
- Gardening gloves
- Trowel and weeding tool
- Long garden hose and spray nozzle.
- Set of Secateurs
That should be enough to get you started on your garden, and if you need any tools for the job PS Marsden has a great range of gardening tools and accessories for all types of job.
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