Getting that garden, and you, looking great.

Maybe you’ve just retired and you really want to spend some time out in the garden. It’s probably become a bit neglected over the years and now that you have the time you really want to get out there and turn it into something that you can be proud of. It’s also a great place to enjoy a glass of the old Pinot Noir on a warm summer evening. One of the best things about gardening is that it is a great way to get some exercise without having to go for a long walk or even a run. A good few hours at the mower, hoe and spade will stand your mind and body in good stead. It’s certainly something that you’ll want to pursue if you have recently moved into one of the Park Homes for Sale in Gloucestershire. If you are looking for a property like this you can Visit Park Home Life

The question is where do you start? The best thing to do is to have a plan. Before you go all Gertrude Jekylll or Capability Brown on the place make sure you have mapped it all out and you know what kind of dimensions you are dealing with. It’s unlikely you’re going to get some kind of tree lined drive like something out “To the Manor Born”. By planning out your garden you can try to picture what it might look like as well as have a detailed list of all the items that you will need to purchase.

Borders and flowers is what you really need to concentrate on. Making a nice floral display will give you a lot of pleasure through the year but remember they are mostly seasonal. You can get winter flowering plants and these are a godsend in the gloomy, mild,wet and windy winter that we have. It can be a great idea to plan you planting beds and sketch out where you are going to place each plant. This way you can ensure that you do not have too many plants in one area, or plant bedding plants in the shadow of a shrub. Landscape gardeners will draw out detailed plans that will include the size of the plants when they are fully grown. By having information such as this on your plan you can make sure that you give your perennials plenty of space to grow and until they reach their mature height and width you can use annual plants to fill in the gaps. You also need to consider what type of soil that you have and a pH test that you can do at home will give you an idea of the types of plants that will grow well in your soil and whether you will need to add any nutrients to it on a regular basis.

Most importantly you should enjoy your garden and think about the colours and aromas that you would like to have around you in the waremer spring and summer months.

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