Would you love a beautiful and lush garden, but you manage to somehow kill every plant in sight? Don’t worry, you can have a gorgeous outdoor space with these 5 tips.
Would you love a beautiful and lush garden, but you manage to somehow kill even the easiest plants to grow? If you’re less green fingered and more hands of death when it comes to your garden, don’t worry, you can have a gorgeous outdoor space with these 5 simple tips:
1. Get Rid Of That Mess
Before you embark on any growing, it is a great idea to get rid of any mess and clutter in your garden, just like you would decluttering your house. This not only shows you the kind of space you have to work with, but it also means your garden will instantly look nicer regardless of your success in the next stage. You may wish to move any non-seasonal items into economic self storage, and try selling or giving away unwanted accessories and garden items online. During this process, if you can remove weeds and trim overgrown shrubs and bushes that will be helpful. If you don’t know what you are doing, consider paying a gardener for a one-off garden tidy.
2. Start Small
Now you have popped everything in affordable self storage, stored it in your shed or sold/ give it away online, you’re ready to add some lush quality to your outdoor space. One approach is to start small, and build on success. This could be as simple as a clean and tidy garden with just one plant you focus on, like an evergreen shrub in a pot. You can then create multiple pots and slowly build on the green element of your space. Growing in pots also gives you a lot more control over what it is you are growing.
3. Try Wild
If you have patches of garden you would happily nurture for nature, why not consider trying a wild patch? This will be so easy to grow, and requires little intervention from you. You’ll want to follow a guide on how to do this based on your local ecology, because it isn’t always as simple as planting flower bombs.
4. Buy Ready Grown
Many people give up growing plants because they grow from seed and find the process of nurturing and fighting off pests too much to deal with. That is if the seeds grow at all. Don’t feel you are cheating by purchasing ready-grown plants. You can buy gorgeous annuals for low prices, pot them up and then just water them through the season. At the end you just dig up the remains and then plant new ones again next year.
5. Get A Lot Of Colour For Little Effort
A great way to get a lush garden for minimal effort is to utilise shrubs and bushes that are colourful, hardy and take up a lot of space. Plants like rhododendrons, camellia and acers are all stunning plants that are lush, large and beautiful in their seasonal colour displays. You can fill up a large space with just one bush, and they are great ways to disguise sheds and outdoor oil containers too.
With the five easy tips above you can have a lush garden with minimal effort and intervention. Be patient, don’t compare yourself, and most importantly, be kind about your efforts - you’ve got this!
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