A home garden is quite a privilege to own. Of course, you pay for this via the price you pay for a home, but it is quite special to have a little patch of the Earth to call your own. For this reason, it’s a great idea to learn how to take care of it, not as a tiresome chore to carry out, but because gardening can be very fun and enjoyable, and is a great pastime to invest in.
That said, it’s not always easy for people starting out to feel confident in their gardening skills. That doesn’t mean you’re a lacklustre person in any way, because taking care of nature IS tough and a challenge for obvious reasons. Taming the outdoors isn’t always as easy as purchasing a home furnishing and putting it in the corner of your room.
However, with this advice, we hope you can feel competent in learning the basics and designing this space how you like to, all with fun in mind:
Knowing Your Equipment/Tools Is Half The Job Done
Knowing the tools you have to work with is half the battle. Purchasing a pitchfork, a trowel, a lawnmower, a shovel, a garden hoe, some trimming shears and some heavy duty gloves can provide you with everything you need to begin curating a garden well. Additional tools, like a level, a wheelbarrow, and even a workbench you can use to craft your garden aspirations will also help. Get familiar with your local hardware store if necessary, or when it need of repairs, get the parts and fix your lawn mower yourself to feel more empowered in your action.
Little Efforts Go A Long Way
It’s the smaller efforts that often make the biggest difference. For instance, de-weeding your garden, painting the garden fence, keeping your grass freshly trimmed, and implementing a new gate leading to the back of your property (one more secure and less likely to be broken through or climbed) can be a great idea, and it’s these little maintenance efforts or trimmings that will better define the scope of a garden environment going forward.
Set One Project At A Time
You only have to stick to one project at a time, thankfully. Instead of trying to implement a huge dream garden, why not attend to your treeline right now, or focus on implementing fences? Or, perhaps you could just find a nice area for a garden shed, build that using a framework from a garden centre, and then implement a few hooks and storage tables in there you can use for your equipment and to store your family’s bicycles? That can help you take actionable efforts right now rather than hoping to fix the entire home in one fell swoop.
With this advice, we hope you can feel empowered in your gardening skills through and through.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.