A garden can create a lot of work but it is definitely worth it. Read on for a collection of helpful tips on creating and maintaining a beautiful garden in 2019.
Growing your own fruit trees
Over the past few years, people have started to appreciate organic foods to a much greater extent. Growing your own fruit trees is something which is becoming exceedingly popular, and it is no surprise when you consider the wealth of benefits associated with it. If you haven’t planted your own fruit trees before then it is something you should seriously consider; it is a much better option than buying fruit from your local supermarkets or grocery stores. Even in a small garden, you can select a small plum or apple tree for beautiful spring blossom and autumn fruits.
There are many benefits of planting your own fruit trees. One of which is that it is highly cost effective and much cheaper than buying fruit from the shops. Fruit trees will produce fruit year in year out, thus you do not need to worry about continuously planting new ones and consequently spending more and more money.
Of course another advantage of growing your own fruit trees is that you avoid any nasty pesticides or hormones which are used when producing fruit which is being grown with the purpose of being sold in a shop. Such chemicals are used to ensure that production meets the level required, however it is important to remember that they are toxic and if consumed in big amounts they can cause an individual problems. In fact, some people are more susceptible to the dangers associated with chemicals than others. Nevertheless, you can ensure you avoid any complication whatsoever by growing your own fruit.
Furthermore, growing your own fruit can provide you with a much greater choice. How many times have you gone in to your local supermarket to find only red apples rather than green? Or the only pears left in the shop are bruised from all the people in the store before you looking for the best ones? Or you have gone to buy kiwis or plums to find the only ones left are too soft? All this can be avoided by planting your own fruit trees as you can plant the exact variety you desire to the ripeness that you prefer.
A final point to consider, which is often overlooked, is that growing your own food can actually provide you with a lot of fun. Many people enjoy organic gardening and it can often be a great source of pride for many individuals.
How to enhance your garden with carefully selected garden accessories and products
A garden is a place whereby you can let your imagination run wild. A lot of people take great pride in making sure that their garden looks picturesque and beautiful.
There are lots of great garden accessories that you can find on the Internet, which will help you to decorate your garden and make it look fantastic. There are also those that can make your life easier too. Check out this best robotic lawnmower guide to see what we mean! If you have a big garden, which is proving a nightmare to maintain, this is a must.
Of course, you are going to plant beautiful plants, but you should also look around for different style planters as well. This is a great way to add a tons of character and personality to your outdoor space. You can also play around with different dimensions and utilise the space to make it look more exciting and inviting. There are raised planters which are really good when it comes to giving your garden different heights or if you want to plant plants in blocks. In my opinion, nothing beats terracotta pots of different sizes for a classic garden look.
Another great addition to your garden is to buy posters. There are some great vintage farmer posters available on the Internet today. This is an accessory which provides you with the best way to add personality to your garden. It gives it that original and unique feeling, something memorable. The quaint vintage quality to these posters is something which is hard to replicate through any other of the garden accessories available.
And finally, when you are decorating your garden you obviously need to think about the different seeds you are going to plant. Going for a mixture of flowers, vegetables and herbs is always a recommended option. After all, diversity is the spice of life as they say. Moreover, intricacy and detail is something which makes a garden simply beautiful. Opting for the same type of flower throughout your garden makes it look rather plain and uninspiring. By presenting an array of different flowers, herbs and vegetables you give your garden that original and one of a kind edge.
Points you need too consider when purchasing a garden building
Are you going to be purchasing a building for your garden in 2019? If so, one of the first things you need to think about is the size of the garden shed. In order to come up with a realistic figure regarding the dimensions of the building, you need to consider two factors. The first thing you need to think about what you are going to store inside. It is recommended that you sit down and make a list of everything you are planning to put inside your shed. This should give you a good idea regarding the size of shed you need. However, remember that you should always give yourself room for expansion. You don’t want to have to spend money on another shed in the future in order to house further goods. We have two sheds in the Old House garden so I wish I’d bought a larger shed!
The other factor you need to think about in terms of the size of your shed is the size of your outdoor space. After all, you need to make sure that your garden building can comfortably fit into your outdoor area. Decipher whereabouts you are going to house the shed first. You need to be able to envisage what everything is going to look like so that there are no nasty surprises when the shed is constructed in your garden. You don’t want your entire outside area to be taken up by one building and nothing else. I would also consider where you want to put your shed. Against a north facing wall will enable you plants to be against a south facing wall. Consider if your shed will shade any tender plants too.
Aside from this, the material of your shed is highly important. A lot of people tend to associated sheds with wood. But, how about a concrete shed? Concrete is an extremely strong and durable material. It can withstand any weather conditions and therefore you can ensure that everything inside your shed will be protected at all times.
If you are looking for a larger garden building, you need to do is make sure you find a good company to construct the garden building for you. After all, a garden building is not exactly a cheap purchase. It marks a substantial investment. Therefore, you need to make sure it is built with quality, durability, and strength in mind. The best thing to do is take a look at the company’s website; read the testimonials and any case studies they may have. I am dreaming of a summer house for the Old House garden for the woodland area.
If you carefully think about the five factors revealed in this blog post, then you should have no problem finding the perfect garden building for your home. Remember, shed size, garden size, material, style, and a quality company, are the five things you need to avert your attention to when purchasing the perfect shed.
From fruit trees to garden buildings, we have tried to cover many garden tips in this blog post. Hopefully, you have picked up some useful tips, which you can use to create and maintain a beautiful garden this year. Good luck and enjoy!
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A blog about the renovation of our old house and it’s garden in the English countryside. I also blog about interiors, general gardening tips and visits to glorious gardens.