The Basic Tasks of Gardening

house facadeGardening is a relaxing hobby for many people. Every garden is different but there are some basic tasks that crop up again and again if you are thinking about doing the maintenance yourself.

There are any number of professional firms out there that can help if gardening isn’t top of your priority list, such as Town and Country Gardens in Chiswick. A skilled gardener and regular maintenance can transform your outside space with no effort from you.

Mowing

Mowing is a bit of an art-form and one that some gardeners spend a lot of time considering and planning.

There are some simple factors that you need to pay attention to. When you have a healthy lawn, you will need to mow more often because it will grow faster. The length you cut it down to will affect the overall look. If you cut it too short, you will end up with a yellow, patchy lawn. If you are very keen to have an ultra-short lawn, there are varieties of grass that can help with this. This small paragraph is the tip of the iceberg and we’ve already talked about frequency of mowing, length of cut and grass varieties. If this enthuses you, dive in and call on the experts if you need assistance. If not, the idea of regular professional garden maintenance might be looking more attractive.

Pruning

Unless you like the wild and crowded look, expect to be pruning in the garden at various points during the year. Each plant, bush, shrub and tree has a particular time of year when it is best to cut it back to avoid damaging or killing it. You can use pruning to train plants into various shapes and there are ways to encourage upward or outwards growth. A garden maintenance service can keep an eye on things to ensure they turn out the way you want them to. If you do not keep on top of some fast growers, it can be difficult and/or time-consuming to correct.

Watering

There are various ways to keep your garden well-watered. Walking back and forth with a watering can is one way that will keep you fit. A hosepipe or sprinkler system is easier, while some gardeners opt for automated irrigation systems.