When it comes to buying houses, it should come as no surprise that one of the most popular items on a purchasing ‘wish list’ is a nice outdoor space. So whether or not you’re looking to move house, it pays to invest in, and maintain a lovely garden. If you’re a beginner, or an experienced gardener, there are always ways to get the most out of your garden. Here on the Bromley Property Company blog, we share seven tips that will help you maximise your garden!
GET TO KNOW YOUR PLANTS
One of the best ways to get the most out of your garden is to know your plants. Learn about their needs and how they grow. This way, you can provide them with the best possible care and see them thrive!
If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources available online and at your local library. Take some time to read up on your favourite plants and learn about their specific needs. This knowledge will come in handy when it’s time to care for them!
START WITH A PLAN
Before you start digging in the dirt, it’s important to have a plan for your garden. Decide what you want to grow and where you want to plant it. This will help you avoid wasting time and money on plants that won’t do well in your garden.
Sketch your garden and note the sun exposure, soil type, and drainage. Then, do some research on what plants will thrive in those conditions. Once you have a plan, you can start planting!
USE QUALITY SOIL AND AMENDMENTS
The quality of your soil will have a big impact on the success of your garden. If you’re starting with poor quality soil, you’ll need to amend it with compost or other organic matter. This will help your plants grow strong and healthy. It’s important to use the right soil type for the plants you’re growing.
Water is essential for the health of your plants. Water them deeply and regularly, especially during hot summer days.
Check the soil before watering if you’re not sure how often to water your plants. If it’s dry a couple of inches down.
Over-watering is as bad as under-watering, so be sure not to overwater your plants. They should have well-drained soil, and you should only water them when the soil is dry.
FEED YOUR GARDEN
Plants need nutrients to grow, so it’s important to fertilise them regularly. You can use organic compost or commercial fertiliser.
Fertilising is especially important if you’re growing vegetables, as they need more nutrients than flowers.
Compost is a great way to add nutrients to your soil, and it’s easy to make yourself. Simply add a layer of compost to your garden each year, and you’ll see a big difference in the health and yield of your plants.
If you’re looking for a way to really make your garden stand out, consider landscaping. Landscaping can add interest and beauty to your garden, and it can also help with drainage and soil quality.
Talk to a landscape designer or gardener about what would work best in your garden. They’ll be able to help you choose the right plants and design a garden that will look amazing and be easy to maintain.
ADD A SPACE WHERE YOU CAN BE IN OR NEAR YOUR GARDEN
One of the best ways to enjoy your garden is to add a space where you can be in or near it. This could be a patio, deck, a simple bench or a modular garden room. A comfortable place to sit will allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labour and appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into your garden.
By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have a beautiful and productive garden that you can enjoy for years to come!
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