As the days are starting to grow longer and the promise of sunshine is upon us you may have already started dreaming of or dreading working with your loved one to get your garden summer ready. There are many ways you can make the most of the sunshine in your outdoor space whether it’s breakfast outdoors, lounging in the sun, barbeques or just a safe place for your children to play. You and your partner can create an oasis for the whole family to enjoy.
Female First had some fantastic Gardening As A Couple tips for its green-fingered lifestyle community. By following these you and your “better half” can join forces and work in botanical harmony to build your very own Garden of Eden, Château de Versailles or perhaps you’d like a smaller version of the world famous Butchart Gardens.
Let’s start at the very beginning
As with any relationship, communication is key. Female First recommends that even before you pick up a spade, you sit down together to go over and share what you both feel works or doesn’t in your backyard and the overall vision you want to create. It might not be the same as date-night but try to make the most of the time you spend together brainstorming and collecting ideas from gardening centres or shows.
Give each other space to grow
Now, regardless of whether you’ve been a twosome for 2 months or 20 years, their next gardening tip may be the most valuable. There is a good chance that you and your gardening buddy will not see eye to eye at some point, but that doesn’t mean that you should throw in the trowel. Just as in your relationship, you both may need your own space. Female First suggests planting separate borders or even dividing your garden into sections to allow each of you to express your different tastes and gardening styles. But most importantly complement and show compassion to one another and never rake up old grievances.
If you’d like more couples gardening tips, you can read the full article here.
Don’t forget that we have a team of seasoned specialists who are here to tackle your next gardening project, meaning that you and your nearest and dearest can take full advantage of the coming summer months outside.