Today’s report is about hedges. This month at AussieGreenThumb.com is ‘So You Want A Better Garden’ Month, which aims to teach you how to garden. As part of that I am running a 30 day challenge. The challenge consists of daily tasks of about 10 minutes each. I guarantee that if you complete each days task, by the end of September you will be well on your way towards reaching your gardening goals and growing better gardens. Will you accept the challenge?
Day 19 Challenge Recap – If you have a hedge or plants you are trying to turn into a hedge, use your hedge sheers to give them a light trim/shaping. If they are flowering, consider waiting until they finish. Most hedge plants can handle regular light trims to keep them in shape. If you don’t have hedge shears, either go and buy some or start to budget towards buying them, they are a very important gardening tool. Scissors don’t cut it on the big scale!
Today’s challenge was incredibly easy for me simply because I don’t actually have any hedges. I live in a smallish unit at the very rear of a block, with another unit directly in front. This itself creates a barrier between my unit and the road and so there is no need to use gardening space to provide privacy. However, most houses have some form of hedge or at least plants which need to be shaped. Today is your day to shine.
The reason I set this challenge
One task that regularly gets overlooked is trimming hedges. What is the problem with this? Well, most hedges plants are used because of their growing capacity. Usually hedges are fast growing and grow very thick, creating a sense of privacy. The issue here is that if you don’t trim them, they will become overgrown very quickly. I have a customer who has a relatively small front yard. The entire front yard is now basically one plant because the ‘hedge’ has grown so large it has actually overgrown everything else, including their paths! Spending 10 to 20 minutes every couple of weeks giving your hedge a quick snip will help to save you from this outcome.
Learn more about buying gardening tools
This challenge fits into the category of buying gardening tools. Intrigued to know more about how buying the right garden tools will impact on your garden? I recently released an ebook called So You Want A Better Garden. Chapter 4 in my ebook delves into the topic of buying gardening tools in a way specifically designed to help beginner and intermediate gardeners know what to look for when buying gardening tools and getting to know which garden tools are most important.
You will discover;
1. The top 8 tools I believe every gardener should own;
2. What to test on a tool to make sure it is good quality;
3. A rough price range to consider when buying garden tools.
And much, much more!
It’s not too late to join the challenge! You can grow a better garden. Start today! The great thing about this challenge is it can run over any 30 day period. Just check out days 1-5 and start from today. Trim those hedges today!