Consciously or unconsciously, many neighbours have the tendency to compete with each other when it comes to who has the best car or whose child gets better grades. Similarly, one thing that becomes the bone of contention for sure is the beauty of your garden. Having the most well kept garden is not only satisfying for your own self but can also make you the talk of the neighbourhood.
There are many things that you can do to ensure that you have a garden that becomes the envy of your neighbours. You should know that there isn’t much to gardening if you are committed and can work with dirt. Gathered here are some tips that can help you maintain a perfect garden.
If you are a beginner when it comes to gardening, it is important that you know the concept of container gardening. Those who don’t possess the green thumb, can make use of container gardening since it allows them to create beautiful gardens using containers. You can hang baskets in spring to grow flowers. You can also use retaining bricks to create flower beds by filling it with mulch and peat moss and then placing seeds into the retaining bricks.
Though you will be using containers it is important that you place them under the sunlight so that they are able to get ample sunlight for the photosynthesis. The purpose of a container garden is that you are able to grow plants and flowers and then place them into your garden. This will help you concentrate on your flowers and plants individually and not cause any problems. You should opt for perennials since you can place them in your containers and their rejuvenating properties will help you in saving cost for replacing plants and flowers.
Learn about your zone
When you travel to different cities let alone countries, you must have noticed the changes in weathers. Therefore knowing the details of your zone is incredibly imperative in gardening and ensuring that you know what kind of temperature and soil your zone has. You can find out more about these when you go to the nearest greenhouse or grocery store. You should be careful since you may end up wasting your seeds and effort in growing plants and flowers that are not even compatible with your zone. Also check online to find out about your area and the different factors like soil composition, weather and humidity.
Do a survey
You can also take a walk or a drive through your area and find out what is being grown, consider what your neighbours are growing. You should ask your local nursery as well about the best plants and flowers that you grow. Always choose a plant or flower at the nursery that you can plant in your yard. If you like something in your neighbour’s garden you can compliment them and ask them which kind is it. Some may even allow you to take pictures so you can show it at the nursery. Remember, the point is to know what kind of flowers and plants you can grow so making a list wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
You may not succeed in the beginning
Gardening will not reap your rewards quickly and many attempts may fail. Gardening is tough and requires time for it to work so you might have to study about it a little as well. Get those beginners guides that help you learn about the basics of gardening. You should also experiment with the container garden. You can start with easy plants and flowers and then begin with the more complex ones. It is important that you don’t get disheartened at the first sign of failure since gardening isn’t a specific science. Therefore brace yourself for some early failures.
There many other things that you can do for your lush garden. These are just some rudimentary tips that will help you in accomplishing your goal to get the best garden in your neighbourhood. Research online and read gardening blogs where you will be able to learn about different techniques and keep yourself reprised of the latest trends in gardening. Remember that you will have to remain committed because once you start, you will need to keep a record of watering and numerous other factors.
Alana Lane lives in New York and runs her own blog about gardening. Before blogging she used to write for http://www.greenbloom.ca/. Here Alana talks about the tips that you can use to create the perfect garden for yourself.