Prevention is always better than a cure!
It is always better to avoid making mistakes in the first place, so a bit of preparation will help enormously. Thinking what you need your garden to do for you is time well spent. Not only will you get a better garden you will save time, effort and money achieving it.
- Work with your garden environment; happy plants perform better.
- It is your garden; it does not have to look like the neighbouring gardens.
- Decide what your garden NEEDS to do for you.
- Don’t look at glossy garden images for inspiration; these gardens are far too complex and difficult to maintain.
- Write down which parts of gardening you don’t like doing.
- Make a list of the things you’d like the garden to have.
- Be realistic; don’t overestimate the time you are willing devote to the garden.
- Choose plants by what they WILL DO & not what they look like