Owning a garden is a feeling not everyone can experience today because living in a small residential apartment means you’re left with zero chance of ever owning your own small piece of land. However, gardens require constant care and if you too are wondering how to create an absolutely spotless garden this year, here are five ideas that might help you.
Consider the Space
When planning a garden, it’s important to see the big picture – think about how often you’ll be spending time there, what you’ll be doing, whether you’ll be entertaining guests and how you can furnish your outdoor space. It’s also important to consider your climate as well because not all sorts of plants succeed on all meridians, so be sure to investigate hardiness zones – this research will eventually make or break your garden.
Get Some Help
No matter how enthusiastic you are, there’s no way you’ll be able to plan and grow a garden on your own unless you’re a trained landscape architect or have a natural talent for gardening. Gardening is actually quite hard, especially if you want to do it properly, so just seek some help. Friends and family members might prove to be quite useful, as well as professional landscape architects who’ll be able not only to check and assess your soil quality, but also recommend which plants and flowers to grow. Hiring them is a bit expensive, but it will definitely pay off in the long run.
Before even planting a single seed into your soil, you need to do a lot of planning and make sketches of your garden. Be sure you’ve determined its size and position precisely, as well as decided what furniture you’re planning on using. This goes not only for plant beds but also for patios and pathways. You’ll want to invest in hard-wearing and durable materials in an array of colors to match your personal preferences and the surroundings. If you invest in long-lasting and low-maintenance driveways, outdoor floors and walkways, you’ll also add property value to your home. Natural stone and concrete offer timeless visual appeal, especially variations of exposed aggregate driveway. Exposed concrete is also skid free and unaffected by the weather. Exactly what you need for those many BBQ parties that you plan to host in your very own lovely garden.
Use Proper Tools
The only way to maintain your garden and make sure it’s reaching its full potential is by using proper tools and not being afraid of putting them to good use. Some of the most essential tools you’ll need are powerful lawnmowers and strong hedge and string trimmers. As soon as the spring arrives, your grass and hedges start growing rapidly and you’ll have to trim them more often, which is why these tools are unavoidable. Keep in mind that mowing regularly is quite important as well, which is why you have to come up with a sustainable schedule that will make your outdoor area perfect.
Maintain your Tools
Finally, if you want your garden to prosper in the years to come, maintain your tools – fine-tuning them every once in a while is much better than purchasing new ones every year. Some of the ways to maintain your lawn mower are:
- Draining gas at the end of the season
- Checking air filters
- Ceplacing broken pieces
- Avoiding corrosion
- Sharpening the blade
- Cleaning the undercarriage
Of course, these aren’t the only things you need to be doing, but just some of the ways to extend the life of your lawnmower and, consequently, your garden.
Enjoy The Results
Once you’re imagined, sketched, prepared and executed the final design for your garden, there’s only one thing left to do – relax, sip a cold drink and enjoy the fruits of your labor!