HOW TO GARDEN TOGETHER HAPPILY AS A COUPLE
June 16, 2019
Gardening is a wonderful hobby to take up as a couple. It gets you outside, reconnects you with nature, and it’s fun to boot. However, there are certain rules to follow if you want to ensure that they time you spend gardening is a happy occasion, rather than something that causes unexpected strive.
Here are a few of our top tips to ensure that you garden together happily as a couple:
HAVE COMMON GOALS
As with most things in life, planning is key. Before you make your way to the nursery to buy your plants, decide exactly what you want the garden to look like once it's done. Ideally you want to draw up a diagram of where you intend the beds to go and what you plan to plant in each. This way you can get expert advice from the nursery personnel who will be able to tell you if the plants will grow together well and thrive in the environment you've selected for it, considering drainage, slope and sun exposure.
OWN YOUR OWN PARTS OF THE GARDEN
A healthy relationship requires a lot of compromise, but you can also ensure that there is space for both of you to do your own thing. Dedicate certain parts of the garden to your solo experiments. This way you can feel free to add new plants, try out new fertilisers or experiment with herbicides without having to check in with your partner before doing so.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS WHEN REQUIRED
There are certain things you can do yourself – pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, fertilising, etc. However, there are specialist jobs that could cause a bit of a ruckus if you attempted it yourself. This includes fencing (unless one of you is exceptionally good at DIY), tree surgery and landscaping that requires earth moving. We highly recommend investing in the services of a trained professional in these areas.
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