Gardening as a couple isn’t always a bed of roses. But ahead of the summer season, it’s important to make sure your garden is in tip-top condition for outdoor parties, sunbathing and general entertaining. With a bit of collaboration, and perhaps some expert support, you and your partner can turn your dream garden into a reality.
Discuss designs ahead of time
Before embarking on your summer gardening, sit down with your partner and discuss how you want the overall garden to look. Collectively decide on the vision for your ‘dream garden’ and which one of you is going to take control of various garden-related activities. Divide and conquer key tasks between you to ensure you know who is doing what.
Communication is key
If you’re unhappy about the state of your garden, communicate this to your partner. Don’t let a garden matter tear holes in your relationship. Discuss issues upfront and talk about how you can make the design of the garden work for both of you.
Be sure to make your garden discussions and activities fun. Use it as inspiration for a dedicated day spent together. You can visit garden centres and choose your plants together, suitable for your garden designs. Make sure that you enjoy a meal with your significant other afterwards to unwind after a busy day of shopping and planning.
Own different areas of the garden
If you like pastel-coloured flowers but your partner prefers more vibrant hues, own different areas of the garden. This gives you both the opportunity to prune your patch the way you want to, without your partner’s influence. Agree on clear borders to ensure your significant other doesn’t encroach on your soil. Be sure to also compliment each other on the different designs and colours you have chosen in your area and avoid being too critical – everyone has their own individual tastes!
If the idea of gardening as an individual or a couple is in no way your idea of fun, leave it to the experts. Fantastic Services provides a one-stop shop for all for all home services and our specialised division, Fantastic Gardeners, is all about gardening services (from maintenance to landscaping). You can tell the experts what needs to be done and even get a personalised quote online. Getting outside support can be effective for your garden as the experts will know exactly what’s right for you and your garden. Your lawn and garden services can be customised to fit your needs from lawn mowing to leaf clearance, artificial grass and patio cleaning. Outside experts can also give you advice on-site and help you to choose the best plants and foliage for your garden.