Gardening is a skill just like any other and, like all other skills, must be carefully cultivated – no pun intended. It must be practised constantly in order to be honed to perfection but unlike many other skills, the learning curve never ends. In fact, gardening requires constant learning and re-learning of old techniques now forgotten and new techniques learnt yesterday. The mark of a good gardener is the ability to grow and protect all living things, not just the trees.If you are a city slicker by birth and haven’t rooted around in the dirt a lot, here are some ways you can be a gardener:
Jump In and Join
There’s nothing like actually jumping in and figuring things out from there to teach you all the lessons you need to know. If you don’t want to lose money on your first try out, buy some cheap plants at Melbourne and plant them in your garden or flower beds. For your first try simply dig some holes and place each shrub or tree in it before covering it up again without the initial bag or basket. Your seedlings will survive depending on how hardy they are. If none of them grow, try changing the type of soil or the place where you’ve planted them the first time round.
Read Up on the Matter
You can also go the academic route and read up on all things agricultural (such as the fact that camellia sasanqua was cultivated in Japan for its functional use). This is a great way to gain all the theoretical knowledge you need to be a gardener, especially if you are starting late and have to catch up to the other gardeners. However, studying will only give you theoretical knowledge; it will not teach you practically how to garden and how each thing has a set time, place and a rule. It will not teach you about the problems you run into nor teach you how to solve it on your own. It’s always better to gain practical knowledge but in the event that you don’t yet have the opportunity to practice, you can read a book too.
Assist Your Neighbours
You must have at least one neighbour who loves gardening and won’t mind someone who has genuine interest poking around. Ask politely whether you can help out and learn a few tricks of the trade along the way. A more experienced gardener will have a wealth of wisdom to share if only you can tap into it. So be patient, do the drudgery and remember to keep your eyes and ears open to catch any morsel of info you get. In order to reinforce everything, keep referring back to what you saw and repeat the process at home as well.
A person would always want to be safe. One of the reasons that a person makes the choice to build a house would be due to the safety that the house would provide. It would be possible for one to be safe from the dangers of the outside, and it would also be possible for one to be safe from the weather conditions that the area would have. However, just because you build a house, it does not mean that you would be safe. It would be necessary for you to understand that there would be many possibilities of danger in your own household area. Understanding that and the dangers that the house could give out would let one be safe from them, and would give one a chance to see the steps that can be taken to ensure that no such danger would be there anymore.
When a person looks at the risks in a household, it would be possible for one to understand that even the most trivial of things could pose a threat if unattended to. There are situations where household accidents have caused people much damage to property. It could be said that property can be renovated. However, if such a danger would do harm a life, you would not ever be able to forgive yourself for not getting rid of the danger in the first place. In a house, there would be a potential for dangers such as electric leaks to be there. The risk of electrocution is something that one should always avoid. When the outside of the house is taken into account, it would be clear for one to see that there would be a chance of certain trees that could fall down on the house being there. Such situations should be addressed immediately through large tree removal.
In averting the dangers around the house, it would be necessary for one to understand that there are certain service providers that would prove to be much of use. As an example, if there are branches of a tree that would have to the risk of falling down, you would be able to obtain the service of tree loppers in order to ensure such branches are cut off. Likewise, knowing who to go to would let you be safe from the many dangers.
The safety of your house is a matter that is in your own hands. Therefore it would be necessary for you to be responsible and take swift action in ensuring that the house and everyone in it are safe.[Top]