6 Habits of People Who Basically Have the Perfect Garden

Written by Grace & Silas

Having a perfect garden can be brilliant, especially in the summer months when you tend to spend more time outdoors. But perfection doesn’t have to be unattainable. In fact, if you adopt proper gardening habits, it is easier than you think.

Do Your Research

Buy plants based on how they will look fully grown, not how they appear in shop containers. Plants change and grow over time. That tiny shrub won’t stay miniature forever. Research what plants you are getting before you purchase them, so you know exactly what it suited to your needs.

Clean Up Food Mess

Leaving food out, such as bread for birds, or after a barbecue, is one of the leading causes of pest infestations. Instead, make sure you have cleaned away any food, and invest in a proper bird feeder for your feathered friends.

Conserve Water

Rather than constantly using the hose, the people with a perfect garden will be five steps ahead. Having a water butt can help conserve fresh water, great in times of drought where there are limits to how much water you can use daily. This can be used to keep your garden looking fresh while recycling previously wasted rainwater.

Show Patience

When growing anything in the garden, there are no shortcuts. You need to nurture your plants, so they grow correctly. To do this, you will need to have some patience. Having a beautiful garden shows work and dedication. People who are patient are more likely to have good end results than those who attempt to throw something together.

Avoid Chemicals

Perfect gardens are ones that are natural and kind to the environment. You want to be able to enjoy it, particularly if you grow your own food, without doing any damage. Wherever possible, try to avoid pesticides and herbicides. Instead, look for natural ways to keep your plants safe and healthy.

Rotate Annual Plants

Rotating plants can make a big difference in your garden, rather than allowing soil and compost to become tired. This can also help to reduce the likelihood of disease in your plants, as well as to ensure they are always placed where they will have the best chance of growing well. 

Having a beautiful garden takes real dedication, but you can make it easier on yourself by getting into routines and habits. These can save you time and money, as well as help you care for your plants and remain environmentally friendly.


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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