There is a wise saying that goes “The grass is always greener on the other side”. How true is this saying? We often fight feelings of jealously when we see at our neighbor’s garden looking prettier than ours. In order to keep up appearances, you have bought and used garden fertilizers, manures, watered your garden daily but your garden still looks the same. If this is your story, do not get discouraged because ‘where there is a will there is always a way’.
In this article, I will share with you nine cost-effective tips that will make your garden the envy of town. You garden will attract different species of butterflies, squirrels and rare birds.
The first thing is to research on gardening. You don’t need to spend a fortune buying gardening books; you can get a lot of gardening information on the internet. Use the information gathered, to prepare a tentative budget.
Secondly, cultivate your garden and uproot all the dead leaves, weeds, dandelions, moss e.t.c. If you are using a weed killer make sure it is not the strong kind because it will end up damaging the tender seedlings that you will plant in your garden.
Thirdly, once your garden is properly cultivated, plant seedlings and deposit fertilizer on them. Planting seedlings as opposed to fully grown plants is much more affordable and cost-effective. Ensure the fertilizer you purchase has nitrogen because it’s a weed killer. The fertilizer should be applied at least four times in the year. This effort will make your garden grow without interferences from pests and rodents.
Fourthly, water your seedlings daily with a hose pipe. It’s advisable to water the garden early in the morning or late in the evening. Ensure the water sprinkled is at least two inches to prevent the sun from scotching the seedlings.
Five, fence your garden with neat picket fences painted with the color of your choice. Fencing your garden will keep away unwanted animals or children running around your freshly cultivated and planted garden.
Six, continue with the routine until you see your garden taking shape. Don’t neglect cultivating your garden because weeds, dry leaves, papers will attack your garden.
Seven, fit your garden with lawn lighting and place mirrors around your garden to give the illusion of space. Fairy lights placed around your garden fence and lanterns will make your garden look spectacular especially at night.
Eight, invest in some outdoor furniture like garden tables, chairs, parasols and barbeque grills for cooking steak and sausages in the middle of a hot afternoon. Place decorative paving slabs in your garden so that your grill and garden furniture don’t rest on your freshly cultivated garden.
Lastly, gardening is all about experimentation. You can have the garden of your dreams if you are will and committed to work at it. A garden is like a baby the more you nourish and feed it with the correct essential nutrients the more it will flourish and blossom to everyone’s delight.