Whose Garden is this?
Moving into a new home with an overgrown garden can be overwhelming. But fear not! With a little know-how and some easy tips, you can transform your rescue garden into all yours.
Identify and Assess
The first step in reclaiming your garden is to identify and assess the existing plants. Take a walk around your garden and make note of what you find. Look for any plants that catch your eye or seem to be thriving despite the neglect. These plants can serve as a starting point for your garden makeover.
Research and Planning
Once you have identified the existing plants, it's time to do some research. Find out what plants are suitable for your garden's specific conditions, such as the plant hardiness zone (in this case, zone 7) and the amount of sunlight the area receives. Walk around your neighborhood and take pictures of things you like. This will help you select plants that are easy to grow and will thrive in your garden.
Clean up and Pruning
Before you start planting, it's important to clear out any debris and overgrown vegetation. Remove weeds, trim back overgrown branches, and tidy up the garden beds. This will give you a clean canvas to work with and make it easier to visualize your garden's potential.
Design and Planting
Now comes the fun part! Design your garden layout and choose the plants that will bring it to life. Consider the height, color, and texture of each plant to create a visually appealing landscape. Remember to leave enough space for each plant to grow and flourish.
Maintenance and Care
Once your garden is planted, it's important to maintain and care for it regularly. Water your plants according to their specific needs, fertilize them when necessary, and remove any weeds that may pop up. Regular maintenance will ensure that your garden thrives and continues to bring you joy.
So, whose garden is this? It's yours! With a little patience and effort, you can transform your overgrown rescue garden into a beautiful haven that reflects your personal style and brings you joy for years to come.