If you’ve got a backyard, you likely try to spend as much time in it as possible. You might even have had an array of plans about what to do with it when you first moved in. However, you also may have no idea where to start with gardening, and any early attempts to cultivate a beautiful lawn and garden failed miserably.
It’s enough to discourage anyone, but it doesn’t need to. It’s possible that you tried something too complicated too soon. Just like you wouldn’t try playing Stairway to Heaven the first day you bought a guitar or try running a marathon the day after purchasing running shoes, you need to take it slowly. So here are some tips for garden and lawn care for non-gardeners.
Ask an Expert
There’s no shame in asking for help from those who know what they’re doing, so getting in touch with an experienced garden landscaper can give you the boost of information and confidence you need to get started. They can offer advice over the best mulch delivery to help grow green, lush grass, they can guide you to which are the best plants to start with, and they can answer any questions you might have.
If you’ve got any green-fingered friends, their knowledge will be invaluable. If you don’t, there are plenty of online communities that will be willing to help you get planting and guide you through what you need to know. Unlike landscapers, this advice is often free, too.
Choose Something Simple
You surely had big plans for your garden, but you might have started with plants that require a lot of care and attention, and this is something you couldn’t commit to.
Instead, do some research about which plants are the easiest to grow, and once you’ve managed this – that is, managed to keep them alive all season – you can start focusing on more ambitious plants and flowers to tend to. As long as you’re patient, you shouldn’t have any problems.
Any hobby requires planning. You wouldn’t write a story without knowing the beginning middle and end, even if you only have notes for now, and the same is true of gardening.
Depending on where you live, you can plan out what you are going to plant at different times of the year so you can help them reach their growth potential. The more you plan, the more you’ll learn, and you’ll also be able to anticipate any problems you encounter before they become huge issues. It’s also smart to keep a gardening diary, so you know where you’re at and what to do in the future.
Gardening is a great way to get creative and enjoy the fresh air. Sometimes it can be mindless, which helps you switch off and relax for a few hours, giving you a break from the stress of work and life in general. If you want to get started on this brand new hobby, make sure you don’t dive into the deep end, but instead wade in slowly to get the most from it.