How to set a garden goal – and actually achieve it

How to set a garden goal – and actually achieve it

Start with a picture of your perfect summer garden and follow this practical advice…

Creating the garden of your dreams can be a hard task, especially when you lead a busy, and often hectic, lifestyle.

With so much to do, some homeowners don’t spend as much time in the garden as they would like, but fear not, as help is at hand. TV presenter and award-winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has shared key advice on starting a garden goal, and effectively achieving it.

GETTING STARTED…

1. First choose your garden goal. Start with a picture in your mind of what you want your garden to look like. Then work backwards and put together a realistic task list to help you get there.

2. Be realistic about how much time you have and break your task list down accordingly. If you have just ½ hour after work each day, weed a small patch of flowerbed each evening until it’s done.

Multi Coloured Flower Bed In Garden

PUTTING YOUR GOAL INTO ACTION…

3. Start small: If you can achieve something quickly and easily it will give you the confidence to do more and reach your goal.

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4. Break bigger jobs down into small tasks and tackle each task, one at a time.

5. You don’t have to start from scratch. If you’re really strapped for time, use time-saving ideas to give you a head start. Buy ready-made herbs and plug plants or use long-flowering summer plants.

6. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start by thinking about where you will get the most enjoyment from your garden and start from there.

7. If you lose your motivation, don’t panic. Wait for the next sunny day and start again. Don’t forget to keep the picture of your perfect summer garden in you mind to inspire you to keep going.

8. Remember, a little bit of gardening can reap big rewards.

Potted Plants On Wooden Table
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