Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

5 Things to Avoid If You Want a Beautiful Garden

There is no doubt that gardening can be an incredibly tiring hobby. We usually participate at a hobby to get better at it. However, gardening is one of the hardest hobbies to keep up with, and doesn’t necessarily show growth the way we envision. When we try to grow a great harvest, it can become incredibly difficult to understand how some plants won’t grow in certain areas of your garden. This can be incredibly frustrating for an inexperienced gardener. Especially when you maybe trying to increase your resale value. Compared to cost price, having a well maintained gardening and landscaping space can increase property value by 15%.

Beautiful Garden

Mistakes are great because it allows you to learn. Every gardener makes mistakes at one point or another. To learn from this, it is about gaining as much experience as possible and learn about the common mistakes that can happen whilst gardening. Understanding that you are going to make these mistakes is good, but knowing how to fix these mistakes is even better. Here are some tips in what mistakes that you should avoid when gardening.

  • Plants Can’t Grow Here

It can be incredibly important that when planting seeds in your garden, that some of these seeds you plant will grow. Some of these plants that you decide to plants can get to over 8 feet tall in a very short period of time. If you are new to gardening, this can become a very common mistake and can cause a lot of stress onto your plants.

Understand that some plants will need more space than others, and are clearly written on the seed packages that you have purchased. Only plant the amount of seeds you need in a certain space, otherwise it doesn’t allow the plants enough room to breathe. Research has shown that plants have a conscious within their space, and will react to the area they’re planted. In this case, they will consciously react in a negative way to their space being invaded.

  • Sunlight Required!

Sunlight is an incredibly source of Vitamin D, and a great enhancer to helping your plants to grow. However, there are a lot of plants that don’t need the plants to grow and actually grow better in the shade. Plants like lavender and sage are suitable for good amounts of sunlight. So placing them facing away from the sun and next to garden sheds isn’t the smartest decision.

Whilst garden sheds are a great compartment for keeping all your tools and equipment for gardening, they’re not great for the growth of plants needing sunlight. Plants like primrose would be great for having next to garden sheds, as they are a low-light plant that doesn’t need to obtain growth from sunlight.

  • Water

There is a fine line between overwatering and under watering a plant, and is a very common mistake by aspiring gardeners. Watering too often can completely destroy the root of the plants. Under watering a plant can lead to the roots to dry up, wilt and unfortunately, die. The main goal with watering is to remain consistent, as watering your plants irregularly or trying to make up for missed watering days can affect the plants in a negative way.

  • Planting Seasons

Another common mistake that a new gardener can make is being encouraged to plant seeds way too early because of displays at gardening centers. The problem with planting is that if you put the seeds into your garden too early, it can hinder your chances of your plants growing at all. Plants can be caught by frost damage, leading to extremely damage the root of your plants.

  • Geographical Climate

Another prime mistake made by new aspiring gardeners is the ordering and buying of seeds that may take too long to seed or fruit. If your garden is located in a climate that has a short-growing season, having long growing plants isn’t going to give you the best looking garden. The plants from different growing seasons will never reach full maturity, and will not grow properly as a result.

Gardening can be incredibly frustrating, and difficult to do if not done properly, but can be done very rewarding when done correctly. The best advice that can be given is that whilst you may stop making these mistakes, you will make others. The only thing that you can do is to make these mistakes, and learn from them. Move in a positive direction and keep on planting.