Everyone has got to start somewhere in life, and that certainly applies to gardening. Some people have never even given a thought to planting a plant before, let alone maintaining a beautiful garden. If this sounds like you, then fear not.
Gardening is one of the easiest things to master, and we guarantee you’ll get hooked on the relaxing nature of it all. It’s so therapeutic being out in the garden with the sun shining, and having something to be proud of when it’s all looking nice and fresh.
Here are our top tips to turn you from a gardening novice to a pro, read on to find out more.
Master The Basics
You aren’t going to become a pro without first mastering the basics, which is actually really easy to do.
Step one, knowing how to keep the grass in perfect condition. You wouldn’t believe it, but the difference some freshly cut and luscious green grass can make to a garden is incredible. We recommend using fertiliser to keep it healthy, and to help any damaged grass to grow back through, and cutting it every two weeks providing the weather is dry. Cutting it on a rainy day is just a nightmare. Don’t do it!
Secondly, you’re going to have to get planting nailed. Focus on the soil first. We recommend using something like charlie carp liquid fish fertiliser which will help to give the soil the nutrients it needs to help your plants blossom into the wonders they’ll become. Before doing this, make sure you have turned the soil to bring the freshest part up from underneath. Then apply the fertiliser as instructed.
All that is left to do is find some lovely flowers, that you like, to plant. Dig up an area big enough to house the plant, making sure you go around ten centimeters deep or more. Cover the hole you’ve made with the surrounding soil and wait for the plant to grow!
Congratulations! You’ve now mastered the basics.
Ready to take it up to the next level? Well, aside from maintenance of the plants you’ve already planted, which just involves laying down more fertiliser and making sure animals stay away, there’s nothing basic left to do.
If you want to take it advanced, you could think about growing your own fruit or veg. They take a little more tending to, but often give you more satisfaction when you can eat it at the end.
Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most popular, and we highly recommend you start with these. All you need is a separate plant pot for them to grow, the seeds, and again more fertiliser. Keeping insects away from them will be your hardest job.
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So there you go, now we think you’ll be able to take the step up from a gardening novice to a pro!