Here at Mone Bros DIY, we feel that a
garden is never perfect, and gardening is not an exact science, even the best
gardeners make mistakes from time-to-time. So, if you’re just starting out in
gardening, there is no need to be intimidated. Be sure to follow this little
guide we have put together, so you can arm yourself with the basics of
Choose the perfect
plants for your soil
Is your soil light and sandy or heavy and clay? This
something you need to check before you buy any plants. Most plants perform
better in one type of soil compared to the other. If you’re unsure, take a look
at what type of plants are growing in your neighbour’s garden, or simply ask
them for their advice.
Give plants enough
One thing many beginner gardeners are guilt of is going to
the garden centre, getting extremely excited and buying too many plants for the
garden. It’s important that you make sure plants are spaced out well, if they
aren’t, they will struggle to survive or if they do, they will need more
frequent watering and fertilising.
After you’ve bought your plants, but before you start to do
any actual planting, you need to plan it all out. Place all your young plants
and bulbs on the surface of your soil, so you are happy with the spacing and
the arrangement of your bed.
Be brutal with weeds
A gardener’s arch nemesis – weeds. Be sure to weed regularly
and remove all of their roots. If you find that there are seeds clinging on to
the weeds, don’t put them in the compost heap. You will be re-using the seeds
when you spread the compost.
For any further information on gardening or any of our
products here at Mone Bros DIY, feel free to give us a call on 0113 267 4386.
Posted on: 31/01/2019
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