Top Tips For Gardening

Gardening is one of my passions and something I like to do to relax and take my mind off every day stresses. I spend a lot of my time gardening and thought I would write some top tips for gardening.

We moved house 2 years ago and I have to admit, other than getting rid of weeds, there isn’t much else I have done. However this year I have a planner ready for gardening with when to plant specific plants, fruits and vegetables. Along with the best times to give my soil a good overhaul and a boost.

We all wish we were a landscape gardener, I know I wish I was.

So let’s get right into it!

Top Tips For Gardening

Plant by the season

Every plant has a particular season for when it grows the best. If you want your plants to grow successfully, have a look into what season/month is best to plant a seed or a small plant ready to grow.

Read books or websites about gardening

I think this is very important with growing and maintaining a garden. Some plants require a lot of care such as pruning and there are certain times of the year when it is best to cut back the dead flowers or give it a prune to maintain it’s beauty.
I got a note book and wrote loads of information about each plant I plan to grow of when they need to be maintained, when the fruits or vegetables will be ripe and also little bits such as how to prune this particular plant.
In the long run, this will be beneficial for your plants.

Check areas which drain better or get more sun

Each plant either loves loads of water and thrives, or needs a lot of drainage. Some plants grow better in direct sun whereas others will need a bit of shade.
Learning about what your plants need and mapping out these spots in your garden will ensure that there is adequate needs for your plants.

Ask for help

Of course, asking for help is one of the most vital things for anyone learning about gardening.
Sometimes we can’t do it all ourselves so it may be a good idea to find a gardener to assist with grass cutting services, planting, clearing up and making your soil perfect.

Don’t be afraid of failing

Plants can be a learning curve and sometimes a plant may die. Never blame yourself and don’t be afraid of failing. Sometimes a plant may just not have the adequate conditions to grow. Maybe the plant wasn’t strong enough to flourish.
But that is fine, do not panic. Just try again next season.

Use a good quality potting mix and fertiliser

I know we are in a time where the money can be stretched, but ensure you are using good quality soils and fertilisers for your plants.
Some plants require specific fertilisers so ensure you are also using the right one.
If you are potting seeds, use a good quality potting soil to ensure your plant will grow.
You don’t exactly need a green house or the like, you can grow them in your home. I know I started off my plants in my house, then transferred outside when ready.

I wish you luck on your gardening journey and remember knowledge is the key!

*This is a collaboration post.

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