6 Quick Tips for the Beginner Gardener - Everest Haber


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6 Quick Tips for the Beginner Gardener

Looking after your garden can be very rewarding – you will have the chance to look at all the beautiful things you have planted and work on it like it's a project of your very own. If you're just starting out with gardening, it can be very difficult to know where to start. This is particularly true if you have a large garden which needs to be looked after. Here are some of the best things that you can do and bear in mind if you are new to gardening.

1.      Learn what works and what doesn't
You can't just plant anything in any garden – you need to first learn what is suitable and what isn't. You won't be able to plant tomatoes outside, for example, but many shrubs and bushes won't grow well in a greenhouse. Take the time to learn about where you should plant certain things and which parts of your garden to avoid.

2.      Create a plan
Draw out a rough sketch of your garden and then mark out what you intend to plant in the certain areas. You can also make notes about the work that needs doing in certain areas. Many you would like to get some garden furniture, or the fence needs changing before the colder weather kicks in. You can look at RichGro Gardening to get more advice and see what plants and garden accessories are available.

3.      Keep a journal
The more detailed your notes are on your garden, the better you will be able to see the progress you've made and also keep track of what you have and haven't done. If you've planted certain things in certain areas of the garden, it's difficult to remember without some form of log.

4.      Keep a calendar
Many plants can only be planted at certain times of the year, so it's important that you keep a track of dates in order to make sure you don't miss that window. If you don't plant them at a certain time of year, they won't grow properly outside of those times and you'll have to wait an entire year to grow what you want.

5.      Don't water plants too much
A common beginner's error is to water the plants too much, and this can lead to them dying early or simply not growing properly at all. While you might think you're doing the plants a favour by giving them plenty of water, you have to get the balance. Some plants, such as small ones or delicate flowers, don't need much water.

6.      Be patient with yourself
Don't get annoyed if you don't do everything right straight away, and be patient waiting for your garden to develop too. Nothing happens overnight, and it's a slow process or preparing the ground, getting the garden ready and planting the plants that you love. If something doesn't work, you can always try again or try something different until you succeed.

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