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10 Important Tips in Gardening & Landscaping for Beginners

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15/07/2020
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In gardening, there’s no exact rules or guidelines that you must follow. As a matter of fact, even the experts and experienced gardeners can make a mistake as well. For beginners seeking advice in gardening, you should not be intimidated making mistakes. For buying the wrong grass or you forgot to weed-proof prior to laying the turf. Instead, turn it into a lesson to improve your skills for your next gardening and landscaping project.

Gardening is rewarding when you see the results of your hard work. Therefore, always arm yourself with basic information on how to start and maintain your garden. As they always say, knowledge is the key to success.

Beginner’s 10 Essential Gardening and Landscaping Tips

Whether you’re interested in gardening or completely redesigning your lawn. There are essential gardening and landscaping tips you need to know before you start planting. This will give you a better understanding.

Consider your resources

Start small. First, consider your resources on how much you’re willing to spend and devote to this project. You have to take into account the maintenance department as well. Because when you start small, there’s more chance of success and lesser investment. Keeping you from overwhelming in the entirety of the project.

Know what you want for your garden

The choice is yours. Know what you want to put in your garden. Is it for produce, an inspiration or long term landscaping? After having some careful thought, you’re ready to determine the style or the design you want for your lawn. There are plenty of ideas and inspiration you can find via the internet.

Nurture your soil

No matter what type of soil you have, always prepare your soil. There’s plenty of soil supplies available in your local market to help improve your lawn. In gardening, fertile soil encourages healthy growth. And having a fertile soil is the most basic foundation for the success of your gardening project. Even before planting or installing your grass, it’s wise always to prepare or nurture the soil.

Start with no-fail plants

For beginners, although it’s fun trying some rare and unusual plants. You’re just starting and can’t afford to risk your resources. Initially, go with tried-and-true plants at your local nursery aisles. This will ensure practicality and guarantees a successful gardening project. If your thumb has become greener, you can now expand the roster of plants you want for your garden.

Conserve the moisture of the soil

Embrace mulching your garden. Mulching your soil discourages weeds, conserves soil moisture and the soil temperature. It also keeps your soil from cracking and baking under the heat of the sun because it hinders water absorption.

Give your plants enough space to grow

Always consider the area and spaces for your plants. Plants need space to grow. When you plant them close to each other, your plants will require frequent watering and increases its demand for fertiliser. Additionally, crowded plants are prone to or susceptible to diseases. Shy away from your local garden centre’s display to keep you from buying too many plants. No matter how beautiful the plant will look in your garden.

Handle your plants with care

Avoid removing or pulling your new plants from their stems. Chances are you’re likely to bruise or break them. With your dominant hand holding the pot, gently squeeze and turn it upside-down; while your other hand will catch your new plant as it slides out of the pot. You can also place the pot on a surface and press the sides while rotating it. 

Avoid drying out the roots

Soak the roots of your plants. Drying out the roots is the last thing you want to see. Before you place your new plants in the soil, soak the roots thoroughly and make sure the hole is larger than the root ball. Spread the roots for better chances of absorption of moisture and nutrients. 

Label your plants

As beginners in gardening, there’s a chance that you will easily forget what you’ve planted. Sometimes, you don’t know where you planted them. Give an extra time tagging or labelling your plant. 

Watering your plant at the right time

Water your plants, especially your seedlings and transplants, to fully establish their roots. They require daily watering to survive. Once your plants have established its roots, watering will depend on your soil and weather. 

First, know the type of your soil. Clay soil dries out slowly than sandy soil. Second, know the weather condition. Sunny and windy conditions can dry your soil quickly than cool and cloudy weather condition. To minimise evaporation, water your plants in the morning. Allow the water to soak instead of running off by watering deeply and slowly.

Call your trusted gardener in Sydney

NS Landscapes is your trusted gardening and landscaping provider in Sydney. Don’t stress yourself from budgeting and planting to achieve an immaculate and lush garden. Our landscaping services are made to cater to every homeowner in Sydney.

Whether you’re looking to revamp, restore, maintain the manicured look of your garden, NS Landscapes will transform and preserve your garden however you want it. Give us a call at 0412 614 133. Discuss with us what kind of garden services you need and we will be happy to provide you with a free quote.