Gardening is undoubtedly amongst the nations’ favourite past times. With dedicated shows across the country, including the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show. With thousands of people spending their sunny afternoons dedicated to priming and preening, becoming an experienced gardener takes a lot of time. You need to keep in mind lots of different skills in order to achieve a garden which you can be proud of!
With that in mind, here are 5 top tips from the expert gardeners here at Evergreen Landscape Gardeners and Tree Surgeons on how to get the most out of your garden.
5. Give Your Plants Enough Room
It can be tempting to try and replicate the displays at garden centres and put lots of plants in your bed. However, this can be dangerous when it comes to helping growth. Crowded beds will mean that plants are more susceptible to disease and without lots of attention it’s likely that a significant percentage of them will die.
4. Plan ahead!
There are lots of ways to plan your perfect garden, from smartphone apps which allow you to create a “floor plan” of your outdoor space to using a pen and paper to plan your desired colour schemes and arrangements… take the time to think of how each aspect of your garden will complement one another!
3. Be mindful of watering
Plants live outside and are designed to take moisture from the earth around them. This is something that’s often overlooked by beginner gardeners who “kill with kindness” by overwatering. A quick test that you can do is poking your fingers about two inches into the soil around the plant. If it’s exceptionally dry then simply add some water. This applies to plants which are found in the ground… plants in containers will need more attention.
2. Treat Weeds harshly!
Weeds are a gardener’s worst nightmare and require constant attention. Make sure to weed regularly, removing all roots. Avoid adding seeded weeds to your compost heap, as this is a way to ensure future weed problems.
1. Have Fun!
Most importantly, have fun whilst gardening! Experiment, research and try new things, your garden is a great way to engage with nature and has been found to improve both mental and physical health.
If you’d like more advice or help to create your perfect garden, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Evergreen Landscape Gardeners and Tree Surgeons, who are passionate about helping people achieve the garden of their dreams. Get in touch with us by leaving us a quick message.