Get A Better Home Garden
How to Get a Better Home Garden
First determine what you want to use different areas of your garden for.
For example, you may want an outdoor living area, an area for the rubbish bins, washing line and garden shed, play areas for children, garden beds, parking, driveway, carport, and perhaps a pool.
Planning now will make for a better result later.
How to Make a New Home Garden, or Improve an Old Home Garden
Take things step by step!
- Write down what you want to use the garden for. Draw your property on a sheet of paper.
- Mark where you want to eventually locate different “uses”, such as those mentioned above - an outdoor living area, an area for the rubbish bins, washing line and garden shed, play area for children etc. Now put the plan up on a board/fridge for a week where everyone in the household can look at it. Think about the pros and cons of where things are, and where they might be changed to.
- After a week, have a family conference and redraw the plan. Reach a consensus, and stick to it.
- Now work out the cost of developing each area properly. Get quotes if need be from a landscaper, pool builder, concreter, etc.
- Now prioritise… work out a schedule of the order in which you will develop different areas.
Learn about Gardening before you go too far
Over time people can often spend the equivalent of many months wages on developing a garden, and a high proportion of that money can be wasted if you choose the wrong plants and other components; or don't use them in the right way.
If you want to know more - we can help
ACS offers lots of different courses for home gardeners, from the beginner to the specialist who has become an enthusiast in one particular aspect of gardening, whether hydroponics, Rose Growing, Herbs, Orchids or something else.
We want you to learn
All of our courses are studied by distance learning, but that does not mean that there is no practical element to our courses. We want you to learn, and with our Horticulture courses that will often mean physically applying what you are learning on the course.
Take a look at the selection of our courses and eBooks shown at the bottom of this page.
If you are thinking of studying and want to know more, please get in touch with us today.
Our expert Horticulture tutors would be pleased to hear from you - submit your questions to them, ask them to help you in determining which courses are most suitable for your goals. They have a passion for all aspects of gardening and horticulture and this is something they are keen to share with you.
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Over 150 short courses, certificates and diplomas covering landscaping, crops, plants of all types and general gardening.