Setting Up a Home Garden After Buying a New House

Once you have an idea of what garden you’d like after buying a new house, your first step is to clear away all the weeds and bushes that will interfere with the laying of your lawn and gardens.

Picking up a bargain van

By clearing away debris to set up a home garden, you’ll be needing to get rid of all the waste and Cranky Ape car auctions online is a platform for buying, selling, and hiring recreational vehicles once you have registered with them.

Their specialty is the sale of bank repossessed vans and cars by means of an online bidding system. They have a contingent of vehicles that sell for much cheaper than were you to buy from dealer showrooms.

If you’re in the garden services industry and you establish gardens for new homeowners, the potential for picking up a bargain van to get rid of garden refuse is there.

Soil preparation

A heavy job to tackle with a new garden is soil preparation. When you buy a new place, you may find that the soil is poor. You may even want to have the soil analyzed to discover whether you have sand, clay or something else. Organic substance is the primary means of building good soil. Your soil test will also show you and deficiencies in basic fertilizers.

You can buy various combinations of fertilizers to work into the ground before you start planting. In good, well-fertilized soil, plants and grass grow faster and are superior.

‘Living’ walls

You might have bought a wonderful house but because it hasn’t been lived in yet, it may have some harsh-looking walls.

It can be quite easy to dress up these bare walls using beautiful plants planted in the ground or even in containers. There are lots of beautiful creepers and climbers such as bougainvillea, roses, and jasmine with vibrant colors that can turn these harsh, bare walls into living walls.

For vines and honeysuckle, you may have to attach a trellis to the wall to provide these plants with some kind of support.

Know what your plants prefer

You will need to do your homework in terms of what you want to grow. It’s important to know about a plant’s specific requirements to ensure you choose the right plants for the right amount of sun or shade.

Buy suitable varieties of seeds or established plants according to specifications. Find out about leaf-eating insects such as slugs, worms, and caterpillars that eat holes in leaves.

You want to only use organic products to treat them as well as the certain blight and fungus diseases that can so easily get a foothold on vegetation. There are always fewer risks with children and pets when organic fertilizers are used.

Watering

Probably more harm than good is done by continuous water applied to home gardens. In dry areas, of course, water will be more necessary but if you live in an area that receives regular rain, a good shower every week is all a garden really needs.

If rain doesn’t come, then a sprinkler attached to the end of a garden hose can do the trick. Once the ground is soaked, it won’t need watering for another week. Certain soils hold water better than others and healthy soil drains better and also allows for some water retention.

The bottom line is that weather conditions will determine when to water your new garden. If it is particularly hot, dry and windy, you will have to water more often. You will also have to learn how different plants have different water requirements.

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Allen Wilson

Allen has been writing about gardening for over 30 years. He is a retired professor of Horticulture.

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