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No Gardening Skills? No Problem! Our DIY Tips For Beginners

If you’re not one for gardening, we totally understand. It’s a good hobby thanks to the way it gets you outside in all that nature, but it can be a difficult one to get to grips with. After all, you’re cultivating life when you’re doing a bit of gardening, and that can be intimidating for many! But if you want to make your garden look the best it can be this year, this post is for you. Whether you’ve already got a project in the works or you’re planning to curate a blooming garden for summer this year, these tips will make the job a lot easier.

Gardening, DIY, Beginners, Hobby, Nature, Cultivating, English Garden & Antiques.

Research Any Plant You Want to Grow

Whether you want to plant a kitchen garden, filled with vegetables you can eat and herbs for flavour, or you want to dress the area with as many colourful flowers as possible, you must do your research. Some plants require special care, and even if a plant is native to the area, it can still struggle to grow in the soil.

This could be for a variety of reasons, but once again, do your research! Some soils can be too dry, some can be chalky, some can be chemically imbalanced - type up the symptoms and see what the experts say.

Get an Idea About Furniture Early

The furniture in your garden needs to be of good quality. After all, it’s got to deal with various weathers without getting soaked through or rotting, and it shouldn’t get too hot to touch in the summer sun either!

Do some research as soon as you know you want to create a sitting patio or set up sunbeds and a paddling pool. You may even find some great pieces you didn’t even think about, like these teak garden benches during your search. Indeed, it’s best to scout out real products, as you’ll need to note down the measurement dimensions to ensure you can include it all.

Plant in Beds as Often as Possible

Raised beds give you a lot of wiggle room. You don’t have to use the soil below, you have borders to help keep the plants in and bugs out, and you can put whatever you want in there too. You’re not constricted by the ground you’re walking on; you can cultivate it to be the type you actually need to plant the seeds you love.

Learn to Identify Weeds

Finally, make sure you know when a plant isn’t supposed to be there! Weeds can crop up anywhere, and whether you like the look of them or not, they can ruin the chances for other plants to grow. Learn to identify them, as well as their roots, and you’ll be able to easily pull them out and be done with it as soon as they appear.

If you’ve got no gardening skills, it’s no problem! Anyone can learn, and the more you try things out in your garden, the easier this hobby will become.

Irrigation, Soil PH, Seedlings, Fertilizer, Perennials, Annuals, Pollinators, Transplanting, Shade gardening, Weed control, English Garden & Antiques

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