Get to know your garden.
Check the aspect, knowing where the sun hits the ground will help you to know what to plant where.
Check out anything that’s already growing to identify the soil type that you have.
Sit down and plan your garden, this way you can plan what you want to grow where rather than go wild at the garden centre buying plants that don’t compliment each other.
Learning how to plant properly will ensure your plants grow well and live for a long time. Knowing when and how to feed and water your plants is key to their survival too. You’ll want to be on the lookout for pests too. Most garden pests are harmless and are often contained by natural predators however sometimes pest populations can become an infestation and will need attention. Don’t see wildlife as an enemy though, remembering birds eat a variety of pests and bees pollinate.