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Gardening is a wonderful hobby to have but many fear it unnecessarily. Anyone can start but you just need to do just that – begin! Gardening is cathartic and once kept simple and manageable at the beginning, it will become a wonderful experience. Watching something that you developed growing into beautiful blooms or produce for your table is an exciting time.

It also doesn’t matter what size you will have to garden; you can start a mini garden even on an apartment balcony and there are a multitude of space savers out there on the market. The key to success at gardening for beginners is to start on small projects, don’t try to do everything at once. Capital Garden Services has created an infographic and a related post to cover this so check out the tips on there!

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Gardening for Beginners

Starting a garden might seem daunting but it's actually accessible for many people no matter what size garden you have to work with.


Positives about Gardening

Gardening Tips: Tools & Equipment You Will Need

Focus on getting the basic tools that can assist you with almost any gardening endeavor.

  1. Gloves
  2. Hand Trowel
  3. Spade
  4. Rake
  5. Hoe
  6. Long Hose with Adjustable Nozzle
  7. Loppers
  8. Wheelbarrow


Basic Gardening Tips


Garden Layout Plan


How to Plant Bulbs


1. Know When To Plant


Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, preferably by the end of September

Plant tulips in November

Plant hardy summer-flowering bulbs, such as lilies, alliums, and crocosmia, in September and October


Plant tender summer-flowering bulbs, including gladioli, in early spring


Plant autumn-flowering bulbs, such as nerines, by late summer


2. Dig the hole where you want the bulbs to go


3. Fill in with soil and water

As you place soil back into the hole, firmly press it in place to prevent air pockets but don't pack the area too tightly. Add water and add more soil as needed.

Top Tip!

Stick laminated card into the ground to indicate where you've planted which bulbs.


Dealing with Weeds

Try to set out some sort of schedule whereby you do some weeding consistently.


1. Don't Disturb Them

Dig only when necessary but if you do, amend the disturbed area with plants or mulch.

Top Tip!

For weeds like dandelions, use a sharp knife with a narrow blade to cut through the dandelion roots to sever their food source.


2. Add Mulch

A good way to halt weed's progress is by covering the soil's surface with a light-blocking sheet of cardboard or newspaper and then spreading mulch over it.


3. Chop Off Their Heads

Perennials weeds are damaged by this method as it forces them to use food stocks and exhaust their supply of root buds, which helps to prevent them spreading albeit in the shorter term.


4. Close the Gaps

This will help discourage weed growth in that areas at the outset.


5. Water the Plants, Not the Weeds

A good way to halt weed's progress is by covering the soil's surface with a light-blocking sheet of cardboard or newspaper and then spreading mulch over it.


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