Taking care of your garden can be a great hobby and relaxation, especially if you are dealing with it in the right way. Experienced gardeners know what mistakes you should avoid to fully enjoy your garden. If you have plans to devote to your yard, you have to address some of the basic things that happen, especially for beginners. Most important, be sure not to delay the work that you need to do in your garden.
We are highlighting five common mistakes that are experienced gardeners warned us about. Those are the things that can bring you more harm than use and instead of your favorite hobby in which you will enjoy, bring worry.
Many new gardens, instead of going from small things, exceed the budget and have big expectations at the very beginning of settling the yard. It is the best to start with the minor things in decorating your yard. This way you will build your new environment step by step, you will have the experience of success and satisfaction and you will gain a better feel for the climate, sun, wind and all the details in the garden, on which proper selection of plants and practical arrangement is depending on.
Ignoring the composition of the land
Find out what your soil needs and provide it. It makes no sense to plant good plants in a bad soil and then to move them around the garden, buy new ones, and fight in this unequal battle.
Ignoring valuable information
Read labels on seed packs and on chemicals for care and protection. All these manufacturers want you to succeed and that’s why they provide you with a lot of information to help you know where, when and how to plant, what are the preferred conditions, and how the plant will grow. Believe them.
Do you have neighbors with big gardens? Ask them about known problems, pests and, of course, successes. They can save you from some critical mistakes. But do not blindly believe them. Nod your head, and then check the information on the Internet where you need to find reliable sources.
If you really want to have a successful, long-term garden, plant perennials. If you cannot resist one-year plants, plant vegetables. At least then you have beautiful plants, but also food. If your budget is not limited, plant both.
Pesticides and herbicides
Before you start using them, consider whether the problem you are solving is so important, because these resources are not the healthiest solutions for the environment. Keep in mind, there are no perfect gardens. Pests tend to come in waves for years.
Do not fool yourself with “natural chemical” products. These are popular terms that are mostly meaningless. Give yourself a homework and find out what they are made of and what they actually do. Taking care of your plants is letting them grow in their natural environment with other living beings, but it is also not letting them get sick.