Hints and Tips Jan 2017

Are You New to Gardening?

Whether it is a newly created or an existing garden, we will help you with what you need to know to get started.

Naturally, it makes a great difference whether the newly created garden is your own or if you have taken over an existing garden in which you would like to realise your own ideas. Either way, it involves an extension of your living space that provides a special quality of life, particularly during those summer months. In the same way as you design the rooms in your house in accordance with your ideas and requirements, you can also design your garden the same way. The layout or conversion of the garden is therefore not just a matter of visual beauty it also needs to meet your requirements. If you are able to combine both, you will have the optimum garden for your needs.

"The smaller the available space is, the more important it is to be clear right from the start about the demands you are placing on your garden."

Don’t be discouraged by small areas: You will be amazed at how many varied “rooms” can be created with clever partitioning, even on just a few square metres.

You will need these for a newly-created garden:

  • Watering can
  • Hose reel
  • Watering hose with tap adaptor and a sprinkler and a spray attachment as accessories
  • Shovel and/or digging fork
  • Rake
  • Cultivator for scarification, loosening and aeration of the soil
  • Hoe for weeding
  • Weed extractor for removing deep-rooted weeds
  • Garden trowel for planting and re-potting
  • Planter or automatic planter for planting flower bulbs, seedlings and plants with root balls
  • Plant fertilizer
  • Garden shears for all cutting work
  • Gardening gloves
  • Lawn seed
  • Starter fertilizer for new lawns
  • Spreader

For an existing garden you also need:

  • Lawnmower
  • Scarifier
  • Single-handed shears or alternatively battery-operated lawn shears/lawn trimmer
  • Lawn edger
  • Weed killer with lawn fertilizer
  • Moss killer and lawn fertilizer
  • Lawn rake or tine rake
  • Hedge shears
  • Loppers
  • Saw
  • Wound balm
  • Shredder
  • Compost refiner
  • Compost container