With summer just around the corner (it’s coming, trust us!) it’s time to get your garden into ship shape. Think about the fantastic garden parties you could throw this year. You can get the barbecue out and let the kids loose on the trampoline. The garden is one of the best spaces in your home when you use it right.
We might love our gardens, but we don’t always love looking after them. Good gardening takes hard work and a lot of effort. It’s time that most of us simply don’t have. The weekends get booked up and who wants to do gardening after a long day at work? With that in mind, we’ve come up with some devilishly brilliant gardening tricks for busy families. They’ll keep your garden looking great without any trouble at all.
Artificial grass – There is no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of artificial grass. If you’ve never seen it before, it looks just as good as real grass. You’ll never have to mow the lawn again, and weeds are a thing of the past. You’ll no longer worry about those dried out patches in the summer either.
Evergreen veg garden – Even the laziest of gardeners will admit that home grown veg tastes fantastic. There really is no competition between home grown and supermarket vegetables. They’re fatter, juicier and packed full of flavour when grown at home. If you like the sound of this, but don’t want to put too much effort in, fear not. Plant onions, carrots, sweet potatoes and celery. These are lifelong vegetables so you’ll never have to replant them.
Feed the birds – We all love having plants, flowers and fruits in our garden. The trouble is those pesky pests! The likes of slugs, green flies and other creepy crawlies ravage the best of your garden. We like to avoid pesticides by encouraging nature’s very own pest fighters: the birds! Provide seeds and water for the birds and you’ll attract them to your garden. They’ll then get to work at eating all those pests. Hedgehogs are another great pest eater.
Banana peel fertiliser – The natural potassium in banana peel makes them excellent for plant growth. Squash up the peel from your banana and lay them in your plant beds. Your flowers will bloom prettier than ever and last longer.
Use reclaimed materials – Kitting the garden out with some furniture is a must. Unfortunately, it also comes with a price. You can cut this down by harnessing reclaimed materials. You can make trellises from old palettes, for example. You can use empty containers for plant pots. Get creative here and use your imagination.
Store tools in the sand – Every amateur gardener has suffered the effects of rust on their tools. You leave them in the shed over the winter, only to find them in a terrible condition the following year. The simple trick that no-one ever tells you is to stick them in some sand! So easy, yet so simple.
There you have it, gardening folks. If you’re looking for a stunning garden without much effort, you’ve come to the right place. Time to get those green fingers out and cheat your way to a beautiful garden.