When starting out in the gardening world or making drastic alterations to your garden it is vital that you follow some key steps to best facilitating good growth of plants. Remember your garden is a living, breathing thing and therefore needs to be looked after accordingly.
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When not sure how to approach and work on your garden, we at Polhill Garden Centre understand that it can be daunting. That is why our friendly and expert team are more than willing to help you with any queries you may have.
No question is too silly and whether you want information on soil, general garden care, tips for keeping plants healthy or how to care for your garden across the differing seasons, our experts are on hand to enhance your knowledge.
With a better understanding on general maintenance and care, your garden can turn into that beautiful masterpiece that you always envisaged.
GARDENING & PLANTS
Measure your garden so you know exactly how much space you want to fill. Bring these measurements into store so experts can help you plan what you need. You should also take lots of pictures in order to create a vision, these can also be great when showing your friends and family before & after pictures.
Note the aspect of your garden. Knowing this will help you to understand the sunny or shady areas of your garden at different points throughout the day. Again, this information can dictate the type of plants you are able to plant.
Test your soil. If you plan on planting borders it is vital that you understand the type of soil you aim to grow in. This is because different varieties prefer different soil types. If you have a desired species, then containers and trugs may be a better option because then you can plant anything regarding you purchase the correct soil type. Ask in store for more advice on this.
You should also understand what you want from your garden. Do you want to grow vegetables? Have a colourful garden? Use the space for play or relaxation? Knowing what you want from your garden is a great place to start when deciding on what to do in it. You don’t want to be creating unnecessary work that doesn’t allow for you to enjoy the space.
Following on from the previous point, you should note how much time you are willing to spend gardening. This can dictate the types of plants you can incorporate as they very much vary in maintenance requirements.
Linking to all the above points is plant selection. Your selection of plants should be based around your wants and needs as well as the wants and needs of your garden. It is best to speak to an instore expert regarding plants as they will be able to give you the tips and tricks if the trade to promote growth.
Irrigation should also be a consideration. The amount you have in the garden and the amount of time you spend at home will dictate the volume of water you are able to provide your plants. An irrigation system may be worth looking at if you have a particularly large area or you do not have the time to water.