Planning to have a beautiful garden? Well, gardening is not actually a science. Even experienced gardenersmake mistakes along the way, so novice gardeners shouldn’t be intimidated. If you are newbie in gardening, arm yourself with these gardening tips.
- Know how it works.
Read a lot about gardening. That’s the first step. Look for books that are specific to your zone or region. Make a research about the different types of soil and which one is best for your gardening project. Contact Amico – gardener in Bondi, Eastern Suburbs if you want to learn more about successful gardening.
- Think of the big picture.
Before you do any digging, have a think about the big picture of your garden. Place all of your bulbs and young plants on the soil surface first and move them around until you’re happy with the arrangement. Then plant them.
- Write a plant label.
Well, it can be easy to forget what you’ve planted and where. Take an extra minute to write a plant label (most plants from a garden centre come with a single) and pop it in the ground next to the seeds, bulbs or plants you’ve planted.
- Check the type of soil.
Before you buy any plants for your garden, check your soil type, like is it light and sandy, or heavy and clay? Many plants thrive better in one type than the other. If you’re not sure, take a look at what plants are growing in your neighbour’s garden.
- Know the art of watering.
Plants are designed to live outside and to draw natural moisture from the earth without the need for daily artificial irrigation (unless we’re experiencing a drought). As a rough guide, poke your fingers about two inches into the soil around the plant.If it’s very dry, add some water. The exceptions are container plants which, because there are a lot of them in a finite amount of soil, will need regular watering.
- Observe regular weed removal.
It’s important to learn early on that weeds are a gardener’s worst enemy. Weed regularly and make sure you remove all their roots. If there are seeds clinging to the weeds, don’t put them in the compost heap; you’ll end up re-seeding your weeds when you spread the compost.
- Lastly, enjoy!
Allow yourself to experiment and try new things that will work for your garden. If you realize you’ve planted something in the wrong place – either because it’s the wrong height or colour, or because it’s not growing well – you can always move it. Most plants and shrubs, even young trees, can be uprooted and then replanted. Don’t forget to experiment a lot because it’s a great way to become a good gardener.
There you go- 7 gardening mistakes for a beginner like you. We understand that as a beginner, you will need help along the way. Hire gardening services in Bondi, Sydney from Amico for a successful gardening project.