Do you love the sight and smell of flowers in your garden? Would you like to transform your boring lawn into a stunning garden landscape, but you are not sure how to realize your ideas? These five tips will give you an easy start to garden design and solve some problems before they arise.
Plan, plan, plan
Of course: following your gut instinct may have something to it, but if you really want to make sure your garden turns out well, you need to plan it carefully. Spend a few seasons observing how the sunlight falls on different areas of your plot throughout the day. Which areas get the most sun? Which zones are in partial or full shade? Make a drawing of your garden, noting the amount of sunlight, slope (which affects rainwater run-off), and other factors. Go about your gardening with a plan and you will be saved a lot of stress.
Do a soil analysis
Whether you want to plant flowers, fruit trees, or vegetables, soil conditions are always extremely important. Do a soil analysis before you start planting. Some plants prefer acidic soils, others need a neutral pH. You should also make sure that your soil contains the right nutrients such as lime, phosphate, magnesium, and many other elements in the right quantities. Do an analysis first and then work the soil accordingly to create ideal growing conditions.
Pay attention to sewage pipes
If your house is equipped with a septic tank, sewage pipes run through your property to the tank. It is not advisable to plant plants over or in close proximity to these pipes. The roots of trees, bushes, or other plants could enter the pipes and block them, which could be expensive for you. You should be absolutely sure where your sewage pipes run before planting to avoid this problem.
Know your vegetation zone.
It would be great if you could just plant whatever you want in your garden. To a certain extent, this is possible. But if you put in a plant that does not thrive in your climate zone, it will hardly grow at all, if at all. Find out about your climate zone and choose plants that are suitable for it.
Avoid invasive and non-native species.
Many garden lovers start out by planting plants and flowers that you think are beautiful, only to find that they take over the entire garden. It can become a year-round task just to keep them at bay. Educate yourself on how your planted plants will behave and avoid those that can become invasive. It may also be advisable to avoid non-native plants, as these are also at risk of becoming invasive.
With a few basic tips, you too can create a beautiful and vibrant garden, avoid problems, save time and money and keep your peace of mind. Visit our website for more gardening tips and information about Eveage cordless grass shears hedge trimmer.