With so much uncertainty during the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s difficult to keep focused and relax the mind, which is why it’s so important to keep gardening alive. Gardening is a fantastic hobby for those who want to put their energy and thoughts into something productive and rewarding, giving you an outlet to distract yourself properly and get lost in a whole new world. Whilst staying at home during quarantine, there’s never been a better reason to get out into the garden and get hands-on and the following tips have been gathered to help inspire you on how to keep your gardening going throughout this difficult time.
Not everyone is as green fingered and skilled when it comes to gardening, as many different tasks require lots of learning and practice. There are, however, certain things that anyone can achieve with the right equipment and a little time. Creating a selection of displays for your garden won’t just keep you busy, but it will also bring a touch of character to your outdoor space and create a gorgeous burst of colour. From flower displays in hanging baskets to a selection of your favourites in the flowerpots, you can create lovely displays to position around the garden for all to see. All you need to do is get yourself some fresh flowers from the local supermarket, garden centre or online retailer like Two Wests, along with some soil and pots/hanging baskets and you’re good to go! Remember to water them frequently during the warmer months, as you want them to look their best.
Whilst it may not be able allowed to visit friends and family, that doesn’t mean you can’t care for those that are allowed to visit. From birds to hedgehogs, you’ll experience lots of wildlife visiting your garden on a daily basis (even if you don’t see it with your own eyes) so it’s really beneficial to embrace this and care for them in the best way you can. By adding a bird feeder, bird table or even just scattering seeds around the lawn, you can encourage wildlife into the garden and give the birds a treat to enjoy. Similarly, by leaving out some hedgehog food, you can ensure that your visitors are getting the nutrients they need to stay healthy and happy, giving them a safe space to eat and relax for a while. The more you do to protect and care for the wildlife, the more you’ll notice them visiting the garden and spending time in your outdoor space.
This may seem like an obvious task for the garden but planting seeds can be both therapeutic and rewarding. There’s nothing nicer than a colourful display of flowers across the garden, so now is a great time to put some effort into your outdoor space and plant some seeds. Whilst you watch your plants grow, you’ll notice it’s a great way to de-stress and keep a calm and positive mindset, which is crucial in times like these. You can become more adventurous with time, adding different types of flowers to your garden to see how they grow and flower in the months ahead.
Build a Pond
For many people, having a new project is just what’s needed to keep the mind focused on something productive and fun. If you have the space, building a pond could be a great decision for you. Not only does a pond add value to a property when done properly, but it’s also a great way to encourage wildlife into the garden and create a peaceful, attractive feature to enjoy. Do a little research, watch a few YouTube videos and find out exactly how you can build your own pond during quarantine, giving you something to be proud of and achieve when you’re limited on what else you can do.