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Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

Who does not like gardening and entertaining in the garden when you have some free time? A study shows that gardening is one of the most relaxing and stress-free hobbies. We all badly want a beautiful green and lush garden. But the lack of time, resources, and money are the main hurdles to achieving our dream.

Here are eight good tips that ensure success.

1. What do you want it to be your garden or a playground for children or a green carpet full of flowers?
It is difficult to realize all your wishes and hopes at once. Therefore, at least initially, limit yourself. It will take a bit ‘of time before you can create your own private Eden. Imagine what you would like to have in the garden – areas in which to sit, areas in which to play, the row of flower beds right before starting the job.

2. Started little by little … If you have just bought a house with a garden or cultivated land, for the first season it is better to go easy. Many plants are perennial and bloom year after year. Others must be brought to light and life. Apart from these, you need to have some knowledge of this field otherwise, you would bear the loss in shape of wasting costly plants and your efforts.

3. How much can you do yourself?
do-it-your-selfIt is to balance time, knowledge and money. For many gardeners, much of the charm lies in doing everything by themselves. Others are turning to professionals and hire designers, architects. But it is very rare. You can always ask your neighbors for opinion and help.

4. What are the climatic conditions? Different parts of the country have the different climate. A good start is to ask for advice from a garden center or nursery in the area. Consult sites regarding climate and weather conditions of your area for a better know how of your area. They know everything there is to know about vegetation, climate, and soil. Without prior knowledge of the climate of the area where you live, you can waste your money.

5. Height, time and color.  When it comes to planting the flower, there are three simple things to keep in mind: height, time and color. Be sure to choose species with flowering periods that overlap, thus extending the season. Choose colors that go great with it. Make sure that the taller plants do not shade the lower ones.

6. Quality pays. You can find cheap low-cost tools and flowers at the supermarket, of course, but in a poor soil of nutrients, the plants do not grow well. The tools should last more than one season. Buy tools of high-quality materials! Purchase less gear but more expensive that will last longer.

exchange-idea7. Share what you have with friends and neighbors. It’s not necessary that everyone in your neighborhood have their own lawn mower or rotary tiller. Exchange tool between neighbors, or take up a collection and share the costs for larger investments (buy higher quality products!). You can make the plan and buy the tools which your neighbor or friends don’t have. In this way, you can exchange the tools when needed by you or your neighbors. Don’t limit yourself and exchange tips and strategies and help each other when it comes to lifting heavy objects. Do not forget to invite them to a garden party as a thank you!

8. Tools useful for the novice gardener

  • A shovel for digging
  • A rake
  • A lawn Mower
  • Garden Shears
  • Loppers
  • Pipes and sprinklers for watering