Ever wonder how professional landscapers are able to create such beautiful backyards? Do you struggle to maintain even the smallest garden? These landscaping tips and tricks, from landscape equipment providers Western ITM will help you build a backyard you can be proud of. The best thing: They’re totally easy and perfect for beginners.
- Buy Tarpaulin
Tarpaulin is extremely handy for moving garden materials around. This includes soil. It also greatly reduces the clean up, helping to ensure that there’s no messy aftermath left spread everywhere.
- Use Landscape Fabric
Landscape fabric is great for ensuring that your new plant beds, stones or anything else doesn’t sink into the earth. It provides a protective layer between your new work and the original soil.
- Give Gardens an Edge
Edging is a great way to add coherency and order to your landscape gardens. With an edge you can make your area look put together and purposed. If you are after a low maintenance garden, make sure you go with a natural looking edge.
- Use Fertiliser
When you first plant your seeds in your new garden, make sure you start everything off with some fertiliser. This can make a huge difference to the quality of your plants and how they end up looking. It also will help them to grow faster.
- Buy in Bulk
Depending on your specific requirements, choose a good option for your unique garden needs. If you have a small garden, get your materials bagged, if your area is large you may want to get it delivered in bulk.
- Purchase only quality garden tools
A common mistake beginner gardeners make is to buy garden tools that are cheap. While purchasing garden tools can be expensive, this is not somewhere you want to cut corners. You’ll only end up having to buy a replacement when they can’t get the job done!
- Use long-blooming flowers
If you’re after a beautiful, flourishing garden all year around, choose flowers that blossom all year. Otherwise you may be left with a very bare garden at some seasons.
- Think about your lawns
Don’t create gardens in the middle of your grass. This makes it incredibly difficult to mow around, you will definitely regret it. Instead, plant your gardens around the exterior of your lawns, allowing easy movement of lawnmowers.
- Don’t throw away leaves and lawn trimmings
Leaves and lawn trimmings can be used for fertiliser! Grind them up and place them over your garden to encourage worms. They can be a great addition to your garden and a cheap way to help your plants thrive.
- Test your soil
Plants need specific pH levels to grow. If you’re failing to grow plants after long efforts, get your soil tested, that may be the problem. This is also a good way of checking which plants will grow the best in your earth.
- Use a plan
Draw up a plan before you begin any landscaping task. This will help you to see how things will look and help you avoid regrets. If possible get advice on your plan from a professional.
- Buy what you need
Calculate how much soil and plants you need by measuring the ground you need to cover. This will help reduce time wasted spent going back and forth between the garden center and your property.