Upgrade Your Gardening Game


As the summer is close upon us, one of the things we all tend to look forward to is lying out in our gardens, basking in the sun with a wonderfully refreshing drink by our side.  But what good is that if your garden is a mess?  You won't be able to relax because as soon as you look around you, you will feel as though you're in the middle of a swamp, and there's nothing calming about that!  It's your job to maintain your garden regularly so it always looks it's best, rather than being overgrown and disorganised.

But what if you're not that skilled in the gardening department?  Well, it's not as difficult as you may think.  You don't need to be a professional in order to understand what your garden needs.  Here are just a couple examples of the basics.

Clean it up

This means mowing the lawn so that it is all a nice, even level.  Trim any bushes that seem to have grown out of control, and don't forget about the weeds!  Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into a messy one just from this alone.  They spread and spread until they have overtaken the whole space, so you need to make sure that you stay on top of them and pull them out regularly.  Unfortunately, while there are many different things on the market to buy, they are extremely harsh chemicals that can affect the whole area around the weeds too - plus, they will only grow back eventually anyway.  So rather than risking the whole surrounding space on these little pests, the best way is to just remove them by hand.  Sure, this is annoying, but once you get into a routine of doing this there will be a lot less to see to.  Not only that, but you may even begin to find it rather therapeutic.

Plant it up

If you don't have much to look at in your garden, then you'll want to make sure you bring in some colour and interest by the flowers and plants you add.  You can either buy seeds and start the process all by yourself, or you can buy the plant and then put it in the ground for it to continue growing and flowering.  If you're handling something that is rather sensitive, then you may want to keep it contained for the first week or so, so that it has a chance to get strong before embracing the various weather conditions.  You should have a look at Greenhouse Stores as they sell a whole variety of greenhouses from an orangery to a lean-to, so the choice is there depending on the look you're going for, and how much room you have.

As you can see these are only a couple of examples, but if you make an effort to do these things, there is no reason your garden can't turn into a stunning sanctuary where you spend endless hours cloud-watching and reflecting on your day.

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