Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Keeping Your Garden In Great Condition

Very much like your hair - your garden grows and it won't stop until you cut it! Or get it cut. One way or another, someone is going to have to work hard at getting your garden into shape. Keeping your garden in good condition is going to seem like hard work, a chore and a bore at times - but you deserve a nice garden to sit in!

There are plenty of tools needed to keep a garden looking good. A lawnmower, pruning tools, hedge trimmers, gloves, rakes, trowels and hoes are the basic tools among others that people use to keep their garden in great condition. These tools are widely available, can be cheap and are easy to find.


The basis of the garden is the lawn, and if yours is in terrible condition there are a number of things you can do. You can either tear it up and replant it with a new species of grass that will afford a little bit more protection. You can attempt to care for it, or you can hire a lawn care service to take care of it. All of these options have their merits, but as usual - getting the professionals in is likely the best thing to do for the longevity of your lawn. It is truly the carpet of the garden and needs to be cared for in that manner!
If the lawn is the floor, then the trees are the ceiling. Tree branches can be a big obstruction and in some cases, a major hazard. What's more, some types of tree are plain ugly and can harbor all sorts of nasty insects and the like. If you don't like a tree, you shouldn't take an axe to it - that can be incredibly dangerous. Get a professional to deal with an ugly, or fearsome tree. Trees do have their benefits, though! They can add a lot of green and privacy to your home. Hedges are the wall of the garden and don't need much care, but they can grow a bit wild, so a trim will be needed at least once per year. Like trees, they add that little bit of natural privacy to a garden.


You can also add to your garden with plants, shrubs, fruits and vegetables! Cordon off sections of your garden and add the requirements needed for your chosen plants. Shrubs need little care, but most kinds of flower, plant, fruit and vegetable need constant care to protect them not only from the environment, but the pests that will look to feast on them. Certain types of fruit and vegetable will only grow during certain seasons, so it is well worth the time taken to research information on seeds and growth before you stick them in the ground only to find that you have wasted not just your money, but your time.


Keeping a garden tidy is a constant process, that doesn’t mean it is impossible though! With the right tools, mindset and research, you can master your garden in no time at all.

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Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Any garden starts with good soil. Loosen it up really well and plant healthy plants. Mulching helps with weeds and with holding water.

Jeanette said...

I have never been good at growing a garden, but I would love to. Maybe you can come to my house and teach me step-by-step how to do this LOL. I have always wanted a garden.

Tomi Clark said...

"If the lawn is the floor, then the trees are the ceiling" makes a lot of sense. It's important to think about any trees above your garden spaces. The shade, roots, etc. can affect your garden.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

Your garden looks great. I am the worse with growing anything. I'll try your tips and see if they help!

Emily, Our house now a home said...

I am so excited for it to start warming up here! I love getting out in my yard and gardening, seeing the results of my hard work with beautiful flower blooms all spring and summer long is worth it! These are great tips.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I do need to take better care of my yard. We don't have a garden since I stink at growing things, but we do have some plants that were already there when we moved in. I think they are called sagos, and they need to be pruned.

Rachel said...

We bought a house last year and the flower beds just need so love. I have big plans this spring to fix it up.

Fashion Beyond Forty said...

Thank you for the great tips and advice! I just started planning my garden and dusting off my tools today!

Amanda Simkin said...

I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can start gardening. I have big goals this year of installing window boxes and expanding our vegetable and herb gardens. Wish me luck!

The Super Mom Life said...

This is the one thing I can't get right. I feel like we have tried a few times and the plants always die :(

Carol Cassara said...

I've always wanted a garden with veggies and fruits! It's tough to maintain though, with a schedule like mine. It requires time and effort. This is a good guide for people who would like to have a garden at home.

Cyn said...

I am so not a gardener. I wish I was but I simply don't have the patience for it. I am definitely a "hire someone" kind of person. :)

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I was really hoping to garden in our new house, but it just didn't happen. Hopefully this year, I would love to start one and keep it in good shape! - Jeanine

sandy n vyjay said...

It is always easy to set up a garden but to maintain it is something which is a labour of love. But the joy of seeing fresh blossoms is incomparable.

Pam said...

We just started working on ou garden for the year. It takes quite a bit of upkeep but I love it anyway.

Sara Welch said...

I love keeping a garden. You have some very nice advice!

Marysa said...

Gardening definitely takes some upkeep. I work in a greenhouse, so I have a pretty good handle on my gardening. I love having a beautiful garden :)

Jenn Mitchell said...

A garden is one of those things that I have never really been that great at doing. These are some great tips to keep it going strong.

Jonalyn Macandili said...

I want to really try gardening and definitely this summer I will make sure to apply what I have learned from the different sites that I get to read. Thanks for this. Hopefully next time I can share mine. -Anosa

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