Gardening is a great pastime: it gets you outside into the fresh air, is a great form of exercise and produces rewarding results. However, when starting out in the garden it can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Whether you are looking to maintain your lawn, grow beautiful flowers or delicious produce, we’ve put together a list of some tips and tricks to help you keep your new Kinmore garden green!

Stay close to water
Water is vital when it comes to keeping your garden healthy and green. It is important to start your new garden near a water source, this means ensuring you can run a hose to your garden site or setting up a self-watering sprinkler system. The best way to tell if plants need watering is to push a finger a few centimetres down into the soil (that’s about one knuckle deep). If it’s dry, it’s time to water as your plants are thirsty! The time of day you water is also important too. It helps if you are a morning person as this is the best time to water your garden before the sun gets too harsh on your plants.

Apply the correct fertiliser
Feeding your plants and making sure they are receiving the right nutrients is essential for a maintaining a vibrant, green garden.We recommend getting a soil test at your local garden centre so you that you know exactly what fertiliser to feed your plants with. Amazing soil + top-notch plant food = super garden success!

Protect your garden with mulch
Mulch is not only a great way to protect your garden from weeds but also a great way of making your garden more attractive and polished. Mulch helps reduce weeds by blocking out the sun, and reduces moisture loss through evaporation, meaning you won’t have to water as often either! Most garden centres have a wide variety of mulch types to choose from including bark, wood chips, leaves, hay or compost so you can find the mulch that is right for you.

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