On Investing Time and Effort Into Your Garden

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Humanity is obsessed with saving time, money effort. We seem to have so little of each, so any way to save any of them has to be a good thing, right? Sure, I'd go along with that. But life isn't ALL about efficiency. It's also about joy, creativity, and the satisfaction of doing a good job too. I'm going to put forward the argument that you should be putting MORE time and effort into turning your garden into its own beautiful paradise. I feel you already resisting - well, just hear me out. In return, you'll learn new skills, will feeling the satisfaction of turning effort into beauty. Oh, and without knowing it (until it's too late), you'll realise you've developed a new hobby for a lifetime.

And to take care of your garden, you have to invest a great deal of time and effort in it. No two ways about it. You'll think "no, I just need to cut the grass and prune the roses and bed down the garden for winter...not that hard and not that time consuming". Sure, but what I'm encouraging you to do is to go beyond those minimal efforts and reimagine your garden into something much more than it is now.

Need inspiration? Go down to your local garden centre and look around and seek advice. They will know the local weather and there'll be plenty of flower seeds to give you numerous options. Research seasons. Allow for a balance of flowers...over-crowding can ruin not only the plants/flowers, but the soil too. You need to give each flower its own space.

How is your soil? Maybe you need to replace it with something richer, more fertile.

How about your lawn? Maybe it needs more care than just giving it a cut every two weeks in the summer months. Apply fertiliser to lawn when rain is forecast to make it thrive. Bear in mind if the weather report turns out to be wrong, you'll need to water your lawn with a watering can to give it an even distribution of water. Sow grass seed over bare patches.

What about vegetables and fruits? They're not just for the allotment, but can be grown in your garden too!

You need to remember that watering the plants is one of the most important tasks that you should do, but do not go overboard with the watering though as you will only stress your plants and cause more water loss.

You can also get the opinion of a neighbor who is acquainted with the plant and the plants" conditions. You can ask them if they can advise you on whether you need to change the way you are watering your plants. If you are able to get an honest answer then there is a better chance that you will be able to use this information in deciding on which way to take care of your garden.

Taking care of your garden will help you make the best of what you have. However, it is important that you do not forget about it because it will certainly save you a lot of money. You can have a lot of fun with gardening if you know how to take care of your garden.




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