by One Click Plants January 24, 2024 3 min read

Gardening is a hobby that everyone can enjoy, irrespective of age, gender and even the size of the garden in question. It is about so much more than creating a welcoming space, so if you think that 2024 might be the year for you to get into gardening then read on. 

In this blog post, we will take a look at how anyone who is intent on transforming their outside space - whether they are a new homeowner or someone who wants to explore how they can change their existing garden - can start gardening.

 

Getting started

With the right vision and some tips and advice thrown in for good measure, anyone can become a gardener. If you don’t have many gardening tools to get you started then don’t worry, a few basic purchases will be enough to get you started. You should think about investing in a good pair of garden gloves, a hand trowel and fork, some secateurs and a digging spade.

 

Consider your vision

Whilst it may be a little cold and wet to get out in the garden at the moment it is never too early to start planning. If you want to completely overhaul your garden, then look online for inspiration. You could start by collecting some images of gardens, or elements of gardens that you really like. At One Click Plants we have made it easy tobrowse a wide variety of outdoor plants, providing plenty of inspiration for new and keen gardeners. With plenty of care information provided as part of our product descriptions, you will find all the details you need to get started with your new plants.

 

Look at what you have to work with

Before you can really consider any new planting, you need to know what type of soil you have and whether your garden is  sunny or  shady. Look at any plants that are thriving in your garden as this will give you a good indication of what works well in the space that you have. Think about which of the existing plants you want to keep and which you don’t like – remember if something is too big it may be possible to prune it back a bit. This can often give a plant a new lease of life.

 

Prune

While we are talking about pruning, the best and most vibrant  flowering shrubs are those that are pruned regularly so check what you have and look for instructions and timings for pruning on the internet. This will help you create a schedule for all of the plants in your garden so that you do them at the right time of the year.

 

Learn how to plant properly

There is nothing more discouraging to a novice gardener than picking the perfect plant, tending it carefully only to have it die. The right planting techniques can play a really important role in ensuring that your plants get off to a healthy start. This means doing a little bit of research into how deep the hole will need to be and how to separate root balls.

 

Think about the bees

Finally, when it comes to your garden, bees are your best friends so make sure you plant some  shrubs specifically for pollinators. This can help your garden to really thrive.



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