Going Green with Rizaan Dawood: Helpful gardening tips for beginners

The best time to start a garden is right now so let’s go outdoors and begin with a project. The first step would have to be planning on what garden type of garden you would like to attain as there are many types.

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Listed below are some:

  • Fruit or veg garden
  • Flower garden
  • Succulent rock garden
  • Wild mini forest
  • Grassland garden
  • Security or privacy gardening

Factors to consider before creating a garden:

  • What type of garden
  • Location
  • Root system of trees/shrubs
  • Indigenous or exotic plants
  • Maintenance

Once one has decided to plant, do not waste any time and get your plans into actions while you have the time. I personally would suggest doing gardening with indigenous plants or trees because they are adapted to our soils, climate and insects so you save on fertilisers and pesticides that could strain you and your wallet.

Indigenous plants also don’t require much watering and are often very hardy while attracting many birds and butterflies to your garden resulting in your garden being a wildlife hotspot.

Fruit or veg gardening are quite common and is an excellent way of appreciating the hard work, time and effort involved in food production by farmers. It is also very rewarding and it feels good to eat your own food that you grew from a seed.

Starting a garden is beautiful feature to one’s home, creating a peaceful sanctuary to those who pass by and admire. There are numerous benefits of having a garden at home. Just give it a small try and you would be amazed on how huge it becomes. Lastly, do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

 

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Rizaan Dawood

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