Gardens always look amazing in the summer, the well-maintained ones at any rate. But what if you want to have a great looking garden all-year-round? Well, it’s certainly possible – but it does take some planning. And some insider secrets! So here, with those insider tips, is a seasonal guide to keeping your garden looking amazing.
Plan what you want to do in advance
The first thing you need to do is make a plan. Get rid of any plants that you don’t think will fit into your plan. If you have anything that looks sickly, dig that up too. You’re not going to have an amazing-looking garden if you have individual plants that don’t pull their weight, so you need to be ruthless. Think about what you want to put where, bearing in mind that there may be areas of your garden that are often in the shade or are constantly in the sun and that some plants will therefore only thrive in certain spots.
Choose Plants that Add Color Throughout the Year
Of course, one of the easiest ways to make your garden look amazing is to choose plants that flower at different times of the year. Opt for different types of annuals and perennials and your garden will always look great. One type of plant you may want to think about is the Crinum, which has many different species. Not only do they have wonderful flowers that appear in spring, summer, and fall but they are also wonderfully easy to look after.
Plant Fruits and Vegetables for Spring Color
Fruits and vegetables are not just a great way to add spring and summer color to a garden but are also a great way to save money. Additionally, unlike with food bought in supermarkets, you will actually know what you’ll be eating. In the early months of the year, you can start planting a wide variety of different vegetables such as strawberries, broccoli, and cauliflower. Tomatoes are great as well but make sure that you don’t plant them in the ground until after the last frosts.
Keep on Your Guard for Pesky Pests
Keeping pests down to a minimum is a year-round job and it’s best to keep on top of things if you want to have a garden that looks amazing. Unfortunately, writing about how to treat pests here is way too complex. So check out a specialist site for information on each plant and which bugs to be on the lookout for when you’re tending them. However, remember that not all insects are pests. For example, ladybugs are not only pretty to look at but are one of nature’s best solutions to the one constant problem for all gardeners, aphids.
Beneficial Watering of Your Garden
Finally, let’s talk about watering your garden. For trees and shrubs, you want to water them properly so that the water soaks deep into the soil. This ensures that the roots do not remain too near the surface. And this is a mistake that is often made with lawns. You should water your lawn well otherwise the roots will also be too shallow. This is one reason why many lawns end up looking patchy and unhealthy. A good sprinkler system will help with this, so before spring, check it’s working well and if it isn’t, arrange for a sprinkler repair service to get it up and running again. It’ll pay off in the long run.
To keep your garden looking amazing in all seasons requires a bit of planning and some work each month. But, even though you’ll have to put in the work to have an amazing garden, it’ll be absolutely worth it when you’re able to enjoy the beauty of nature in all seasons.