Perfect Garden: A Dirt-Easy Way To A Gorgeous Garden

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When you think of the perfect garden, what do you imagine? Is it every single item perfectly planted, growing at the right time, with the right amount with little to no work? Well, that's not going to happen. Planting the perfect garden takes time and effort and lots of hard work.

With May just around the corner and May Day being the kick-off to the gardening season, it’s a perfect time to start getting prepared for planting the seeds and starters that you’ve already probably have growing inside. If you haven't started seeds inside, hop to it. I know we'll be starting that this weekend. We would have started earlier but with Covid & my husband breaking his arm, things got pushed back a little bit.

Onions in the perfect garden
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Gardening is rewarding on so many levels. It’s proven to be beneficial for both your physical and mental health. With this extra time at home, what better time to start? Now that everyone’s stuck in quarantine for a while if you’ve got as much as a window box, get back outside to put those green thumbs to work. You can order anything online from seeds to tools, to patio furniture, so don’t worry about supplies.

Perfect Garden: A Dirt-Easy Way To A Gorgeous Garden

Clear Up

Chop back anything overgrown, like brambles and shrubs with a decent pair of loppers or pruning shears. Though the best time to prune back trees or bushes are in the middle of winter when they are dormant, you can trim back very carefully in the spring or summer without damaging the bushes or trees. Sweep up any dead leaves and debris. If you’re in need of a new lawnmower, check out the range available online. Get rid of all your yard waste and don’t forget to put it in the special bag for collection. Now you’ll have the space to get stuck in with the gardening.

Summer Seeds

Different types of bulbs and seeds can be planted in this weather. Here is a selection of summer seeds available online to try or if you’re a little apprehensive some more low maintenance species.  Choose the flowers you like best and watch your efforts blossom. When planting your perfect garden, make sure you're planting items you're going to use. There are helpful tables that provide you with how many plants will yield enough for your family.

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There are plenty of options if you would like to plant things like a herb garden or vegetables, great for summer as well. Spring and summer are the best seasons to get planting as you will be able to spend more time in the sun enjoying the results. Here are some more tips on how to get your seeds started on your window sill.

Organization

Keep track of all the seeds that you’ve planted using personalized calendar templates. This will make it easier to understand when they are expected to bloom when they need watering and other timeframes. You can note down the dates of all your garden deliveries too..

If you feel a little lonely gardening alone, start a blog, or share your efforts on social media with family and friends. This will be very motivating and make it a more interactive activity. You could even share tips and advice. Set up some new yard furniture and have a virtual garden party.

Local Fauna

Research the wildlife in your region and see what little visitors you can attract. Set up a camera or binoculars to do a bit of spying. Some species will be migrating over this time of year so you’ll get to welcome lots of new friends into your yard.

Make your own bird-feeder out of recycled materials such as a plastic bottle. Birds eat a range of different things such as mealworms and grains, but they also like lots of things you can already find in your kitchens such as granola, apples, bananas, eggshells, and cooked pasta and rice. You can get rid of your organic waste while giving them a tasty treat. Gardening is a great way to get in touch with nature and it really gives you a sense of perspective. 

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