Right now is a great time to start thinking about taking care of your garden, and creating a peaceful outdoor space where you can get some fresh air and appreciate nature. If you’re anything like I used to be though, you might find the prospect of gardening a little daunting. Maybe you don’t know where to start, or you worry that you simply don’t have green fingers.
The good news is that there are many small and simple tasks that we can do to get started. Here are some practical ideas that you might want to try…
Pick a small task to do every day
If your outdoor space has been neglected, getting it sorted may seem overwhelming. It’s important to remember that you don’t need to do everything all at once.
Instead, commit to doing just one task each and every day. That could be pruning a bush, planting some flowers, or removing some weeds. Even if you only spend ten minutes, over time you’ll quickly start to notice a big difference.
Consider getting artificial grass
Grass can be high maintenance. A good option that you might want to consider is getting clearance artificial grass. It doesn’t need to be mowed, and it will give you a lush green lawn all year round.
You also won’t have to deal with lawn diseases, weeds and pests, or muddy puddles. In the longer term, it could also save you money on products like fertiliser.
Choose key gardening tools
Some good quality gardening tools will help you to get the best results and avoid any potential injuries. You don’t have to spend a fortune, but consider investing in essentials such as a hand trowel, a spade, and a border fork. A pair of gloves can come in useful too, to protect your hands.
Also, make sure that you take care of your tools. This will help them to last longer, and will also minimise the risk of spreading any plant diseases.
Consider starting a project such as planting a hanging basket
Having a project to get your teeth stuck into can be really rewarding. So why not choose something to work on, like planting a pretty hanging basket? With the right care, these can provide months of colour in your garden.
Be sure to keep on top of watering, as baskets can dry out quickly. Summer baskets also benefit from a weekly feed with liquid fertiliser.
Gardening has so many different benefits. It gets you outside, it can support your mental health, and it can even count as gentle exercise. There’s no doubt that it’s a hugely rewarding hobby that could bring you hours of joy.
Do you enjoy gardening? What tips would you share with others who are just getting started? Leave a comment and let us know your best tips!