Have shifts in the weather, difficult climates, or changes in your life made it difficult to enjoy your garden? We know the feeling. If you want to build a better garden, it (unfortunately) isn’t as simple as pushing dirt around. In fact, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself with many issues.
But here are some (simple!) gardening solutions:
Build A Good Drainage System
Water buildup on the surface of your soil is one of the biggest headaches for gardeners. If there’s too much water, it will make your garden look like a soggy mess. (And that’s not ideal.) A successful garden comes down to the permeability of the soil and the drainage. If there is no drainage system in place and the soil has a low level of permeability, then water is ultimately going to sit on the surface. Not only will plants struggle to grow, but you won’t have the picture-perfect garden you hoped for.
To avoid this, check out online videos about DIY drainage systems. Before you plant, consider the area you’re going to be working with, and be sure to avoid areas where rain run-off is prominent. You could even think about contacting a landscaper (if it’s in the budget).
Renovate Your Outdoor Space
Depending on where you live, you may need to think about whether you’ll need to build a totally new outdoor space to accommodate your garden. If possible, try to get something with an overhead shelter to keep away strong winds or heavy rains. You can always do watering by hand, even if you shelter the top of your space.
Consider An Artificial Option
Gardens can be a lot of work! There’s no shame in investing in fake grass or Astroturf. In the past, artificial options like astroturf used to only be an option for businesses. However, prices have gone down and even average families can afford this option! You’ll even be saving some money on your water bill, too!
Accept (And Prepare For) The Wind
The wind is something you can’t control, and yet, it’s going to play a major role in your gardening. Depending on where you live, too, you may have to struggle more than others. Something to consider is a garden storage unit. Alternatively, you can always purchase furniture or outdoor accessories that can help with winds or to protect from the elements.
Overall, if you’re looking to build a better garden, it’s important to think things through before you dive in. Yes, you’ll be faced with some issues, but if you prepare, especially in advance, you’ll find that you fall in love with your garden all over again as the seasons change.