How does your garden grow, with pretty maids all in a row? Great for nursery rhymes but not so good if you have a black thumb. If your garden isn’t growing well enough, then you’ll love these tips.

All homeowners want the prettiest and healthiest gardens possible for their families to enjoy. Of course, depending on where you live in the world; you might not have the best soil, a great climate, or even enough room. However, if you want a great garden, even a small one, then follow some simple advice.

To make your garden grow in a way that suits your need and lifestyle, there are three options to look at first. Remember, this is about growth NOT design. There are plenty of other articles on this website to help you design an outdoor space.

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See your garden grow with three simple tips.

Keep your children off the lawn

Children love to play on the lawn, of course, but restrict their access if you want your lawn to be lush, green, and vibrant. Once the lawn is established then they can play more. But initially keep them off the lawn as much as possible. This is especially vital after rain falls as their feet could cause damage to the grass.

The best way to prevent damage to the lawn involves laying a path down the centre of your garden and ensuring people can access sheds and cubby houses (or a Wendy House) without getting their shoes muddy. This protects your grass, but it also limits the chances of anyone getting the carpet in your home dirty.

Paving stones are relatively inexpensive but also check online auction websites and facebook selling pages for people giving them away for free.

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Plant vegetables in your garden

If your garden doesn’t have great soil, and you want to give it a makeover, adding compost and planting vegetables could make a difference to the soil quality. I’ve noticed that I have more worms in the soil where I have planted vegetables. And worms indicate soil health.

For more information on fertilisation, read the article on properly using earthworm castings for a healthy garden.

Conduct some online research to determine the best vegetables to grow depending on your location and climate. However, in most instances, you can’t go wrong with:

  • Carrots
  • Cabbages
  • Tomatoes
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Herbs

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Use specialist fertiliser on your grass

There are many different lawn fertilisers available on the market today, and some work better than others. So, if you want the best outcomes from your investment, it makes sense to read some reviews and shop around.

Charlie carp supply organic liquid fish fertiliser, and that’s become a top choice for homeowners during the last few years. However, you need to find something that works for you.

You might have to try a couple of different brands before you notice the desired results. So, just stick with the task until you find something that improves your grass and keeps it looking healthy.

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Anyone who performs those three steps could make a vast improvement to their gardens. Once you have the lawn sorted; you can start thinking about other changes that would benefit your family.

For instance, some people create living roofs on their sheds and playhouses to attract wildlife and promote vibrancy. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.

So, be sure to think outside of the box and come up with ideas that are going to make your outdoor space more functional for every member of the household. If you have enough space; you could even install a pool! (Don’t get me started).