Plant Strategy: How to save time in the Garden

How do you want to spend your Saturday? Spending time catching up with your old friends? Going to the park or movies with your kids? Or even going out for a night on the tiles, dancing to you hearts content. Well cancel all of that because if you decide to overhaul your garden that’s going to be spending hours and hours slaving away moving back breaking amounts of earth and covering yourself in plant fertilizer, sounds fun right? But it doesn’t have to be this way, so we will give you a few helpful tips to help you save your time for the things you love.

Lamenting over the Lawn

Probably the bane of most home owners, the lawn just seems to be a bottomless pit of maintenance, with the watering, weeding, mowing and fertilizing; you may just feel that it’s not worth it sometimes. This is the reason people don’t generally do anything about their lawns until it gets to the point where it is just un-ignorable.

This inadvertently causes tons more work and leaving it can actually cause permanent damage to the grass, potentially leading you to need to repair or reseed your lawn. There is another way. More and more people are turning to natural grass turf to help them cut down the amount of work they have to put into their garden, Turf is relatively easy to lay and due to the membrane required when you lay the turf they are far more resistant to weeds. Some species of turf grass even require up to 55% less mowing and are extremely water and fertilizer efficient. Please follow this link for more information about the different turf supplies available.

Strategy wins the day

When you begin a day of garden work, always have a clear idea of what it is you want to get completed by the end of the day. It is a good idea to focus on the most difficult tasks first and move onto the easier ones once you have broken the back of the hard work. When doing things like planting flower beds it’s more important to focus on the quantity and overall coverage of the flowers you choose as opposed to how many different kind you have and planning what you are going to plant where is a great way to save time it comes to the actual work.

Stop, Get some help

You know when you helped Terry down the road pull up his floorboards? Well now is the time to call in that favor, most tasks in gardening are made so much faster with an extra pair of hands to help you, for example, if one person digs holes with a trowel and one plants the bulbs or plants as you go. As they say “many hands make light work”.

 

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