Easy Ways of Getting Started in the Garden

Gardening can seem daunting to some, but no matter the space, some simple steps can be taken to transform your space into one full of life and vibrancy.


Wildlife is crucial to any garden. As well as being nice to look at, birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects play a vital role in helping your garden thrive. Planting an array of differing species can encourage visitors!


Even in a small garden, a lawn is an important space – it provides a foil for the rest of the garden and an ideal play space for kids. The most important thing to remember is to keep it cut – that way your garden will always look nice and tidy – like a good hairdo will top off an outfit!


In spring and summer, you can plant flowering bulbs to add dramatic colour to the garden. Many of them will grow in either full sun or shade and are great in containers and pots.

Trees and Shrubs

Trees provide height, substance, year-round beauty and a sense of permanence in a garden. There are trees available to suit even the smallest gardens. Shrubs will provide year-round interest in the garden and there are many that are relatively ‘low maintenance’ once planted.

Entertaining in your Garden

With the warmer weather meaning you will be spending more time outdoors, it is important to make your entertaining area clean and safe for guests. Spruce up outdoor furniture and outdoor sitting areas, clean the barbecue, give hedges a trim, and plant up flower borders and baskets. Make your garden look as beautiful at night as it does during the day with good outdoor lighting.