It's essential to begin the process of having a hassle-free garden. This short article gives you that initial step and helps achieve some sound understanding of what you deal with as a weekend gardener. Our goal is to create a garden that virtually looks after itself.
Unlike my next-door neighbor, Fred.
Fred never ever found a way to get away from the jail of duties and hard, never-ending work needed by a high-maintenance garden.
If you wish to prevent Fred's fate, you need to start by making an important assessment of the upkeep of your lawn and garden.
Start by taking a stroll around your home and make note of how much time you take to tend to numerous locations.
Which plants require the most care, today?
Exist areas that please you and take less care?
Exist some areas that you enjoy a lot that no matter just how much upkeep they take you 'd not want to alter them?
Can you visualize any locations being scaled down in size, or that can be improved with a low-maintenance design or gardening technique?
Where is the issue of the wedding location?
Which is the most challenging mowing area of your lawn?
In my book: "The Weekend Gardener''- The Busy Persons' Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden, I present very particular ways to fight your problem areas as you believe critically about the current maintenance issues you must take into account. Take this trip with an important eye and a notepad. Make some notes to yourself about what you see, what you imagine, and what you are presently confronted with.
As you do this preliminary introduction, remember it is alright to consider what you "hate" to do in regards to gardening work. We want to get rid of these locations.
Everybody has a different take on this topic. I have a cousin who has in fact been found to question next-door neighbors' backyards tugging the animals up (much to the surprise and joyful appreciation of his next-door neighbors) after he had actually run out of them in his own lawn.
So, part of your' yard trip'is to make note of the locations that need work; how you feel about each one, and listing which are especially time-consuming.
Once you're done, take your list and make a check mark (!) beside those products that you intend to keep no matter how much upkeep they might need. Then put an enigma (?) Next to the ones you delight in taking a look at, but are nevertheless high-maintenance and take too much work. Later on you will discover timesaving strategies you can undoubtedly apply to a number of these issue locations.
Now plan on making your objective to get rid of those areas left UNMARKED. You'll desire low upkeep methods to turn these areas into sources of enjoyment, instead of drudgery. You can't DO anything to reduce the stress up until you initially SEE the issues out there in your backyard. So do this tour as an initial step to accomplish real joy and freedom in your gardening experience.