Creating a Garden in a Homeless Hostel

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Hello! My name is Heather, and I absolutely love gardening and landscaping. I decided to start a blog about it because I wanted a creative project, and I hadn't written anything in a while. I work as a real estate agent, and I see first hand how important landscaping is in terms of curb appeal. In this blog, I plan to write about a range of landscaping topics, and I hope you like the results. I am married to Steve, an incredible and supportive husband. We have two daughters, Hillary and Sasha, and we spend a lot of time together in our yard. They are at the heart of everything I do, and this blog is dedicated to them. Enjoy!

Creating a Garden in a Homeless Hostel

19 April 2021
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The goal of a garden is to make the place you are in more welcoming. A garden's design and the plants you put in it can help decorate and beautify an area that may have otherwise seemed drab. With enough time, dedication and effort, the garden can become a must-visit destination for those who live there or come to visit. This article will tell you how to create an aesthetically pleasing garden at a homeless hostel using landscaping supplies. Read on to find out more.


If you don't have a lot of space, consider creating a small "nursery" first by growing a few decorative ornamentals and food plants. A basic design scheme consisting of repeating clean lines, such as boxwood hedges or clipped tropical palms, is ideal for this stage in the garden's development. Keep in mind that you may have to move some plants later on, so go easy on the fencing or lattice. During this stage, you should make a list of the various landscaping supplies you will need to complete the project.


You will require a lot of preparation before you begin planting. First things first; have the ground cleared and ready for new plants. There's no sense in planting if there is no place for them to grow. Ideally, you should try to break up the soil at least a few inches deep and make sure that every plant has clear space around it. An exception to this would be ferns, which can tolerate growing right next to other plants.


You've done your preparation, and now it is time for planting. It is important you research the ideal time to plant different species and to check the types of conditions that seeds and plants need to thrive. Some plants are capable of tolerating light shade but cannot handle direct sunlight. Remember that even if it does not freeze, too little heat or sunlight can harm your garden's growth. The contractor providing the landscaping supplies will be able to offer further help and assistance. Do not forget to fertilise and water the plants regularly. Most plants should be watered deeply at least once a week. If the environment is too arid, the soil will retain too much water and too little for the plant to grow properly. Most plants need to have a balanced mix of water and nutrients; you can either buy this mixture or create it yourself using compost materials.

If you would like further advice and information, you should contact a local landscaping supplies company.