Step into spring with an easy breezy breakdown on how to maintain your garden and still have time to enjoy it!
Often when we move to our new home the priority is to concentrate on the interior and very often the outdoor space is ignored. Fear not, as here are some helpful hints to get even the most lackluster gardener into the spirit of easy and effortless garden maintenance.
As we’re heading towards better weather and longer evenings, start planning your low maintenance garden now! There is an array of plants to choose from and something to suit everyone’s style in a variety of colour, form and texture. Remember preparation is key, but once that’s achieved you will be rewarded with long-term planting, that virtually looks after itself.
Our main constraint is the time we have spare to spend in the garden, if only we could go outside and just relax in it; there is so much to do! Well have no fear there is a sensible solution, and with just a small amount of planning and a few hours of preparation, you could soon be reclining on the sun lounger with a gin and tonic, while your beautiful garden grows gently around you.
One of the first things to do is establish where in the garden the sun and shade falls, and what sort of soil you are dealing with. Frequently in a brand new home the soil will be compacted from the contractors vehicles or contain a fair amount of ‘hidden extras’ below the surface and generally lacking in nutrients. The next sensible thing would be to prepare the ground according to the soil. If the soil is wet, sticky and heavy, incorporate a good amount of grit to improve the drainage. A dry, sand-like soil will need plenty of conditioning and bulk, therefore dig in a few bags of soil improver or multi-purpose compost. If you need new fencing or want to add some decking to your garden for maximum impact and minimum effort, then it’s worth checking out Glebe Fencing who are specialist in this area and work in Kent and surrounding areas. Remember good preparation is the key for long-term low maintenance gardening.
If the garden is in sun most of the day