Getting to know your garden before you dive headfirst into planting can save you time, effort and money. Here are a few surprisingly simple things to think about before you begin.
make a plan Work with what the previous owner or builder left you. Decide roughly where you want your flower beds and borders; a sheltered, sunny place for a table, lawn, trees; maybe a pond or vegetable patches. Sometimes a garden is as much about what you take out as what you put in, so decide what stays or goes. Try not to plant trees near walls or buildings as roots could erode foundations.
Determine the aspect and climate of your space. Stand in your garden and observe where the sun is in the morning and evening and where the prevailing wind is blowing from. This will be your friend as many shrubs and trees, such as B. Japanese maple, need protection from cold winds or hot, scorching sun.
Either Test your floor or take a peek in your neighbors’ garden and ask them what’s growing well. Plants like rhododendrons, camellias, and magnolias like acidic soil and will not thrive in sandy or alkaline soil. Keep in mind that container gardening can be useful for these plants. Read books by someone like Beth Chatto, whose wise words “right plant, right place” have made her a gardening legend.
The good news is that they exist Plants for every type of ground and aspect. Sun, shade, wet or dry, sandy, loamy, acidic or basic are terms you will get used to. A handy tip when googling is to search with the word Ireland because sun in this part of the world doesn’t mean the same as sun in Italy or Greece.
Plant trees and shrubs as soon as you canas they move on with growth as you move on with life.
Other terms to become familiar with are evergreen, deciduous, perennial, annual, and biennial. Bulbs, tubers, and tubers add color to the garden, so pick a few favorites to start with. For example, when planting daffodils, Try miniatures like ‘Tête-à-tête’ as they will still have color but you won’t be able to see two feet of green for months when they die off. subplant summer-blooming shrubs or roses with bulbs, so that you have something to look at in spring at this point.
The great thing to remember about gardens is that, like us, they can change over time. Gardens never stop growing and evolving, and the key is to enjoy them. Gardening is good for the mind, heart and soul and can literally bring us back to earth.
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