Gardening New Year’s Resolutions You Should Stick To In 2021

2020 has been quite the year. Coronavirus has thrown in some unexpected turns, and while getting back in the gym in 2021 might not be a resolution we can stick to, upping our gardening game is.

As we continue to spend more time at home, the fast-approaching new year gives us the opportunity to give our gardens some extra TLC.

Lawnmowers Direct has put together some gardening new year’s resolutions that everyone should try to stick to. Read on to find out what they are!

1. Take better care of your tools

When we buy our new garden machinery, it’s with the best intention of keeping it in tip-top condition. But the reality is that this intention soon slips and we end up neglecting our garden equipment and hiding it away in the shed.

But there are some real benefits to looking after your equipment. It can improve the longevity of the machine, its performance and reduces the risk of avoidable maintenance work.

So, in 2021 why not take a little extra care over your gardening tools? Keeping your mower blades sharpened and replacing them when needed, getting it annually serviced, and replacing your strimmer line when it’s looking worse for wear are just some of the steps you can make to take better care of your tools.

2. Monitor soil PH

If the state of your lawn has left you puzzled in previous years, despite hours of careful nurturing, you could have an imbalanced soil PH.

Achieving the optimum soil PH can completely transform your lawn, ensuring it grows thick, healthy and luscious green. And while measuring soil PH might seem complicated, it’s actually relatively easy to do with an at-home soil PH testing kit.

You can learn all about monitoring and measuring your soil PH here.

3. Save your water

Saving water helps us do our bit for the environment and saves us money. Whether you’re capturing rainwater or reusing water, every little helps.

If you don’t already have a waterbutt or reuse water from elsewhere, this is a great resolution for the new year.

We’ve written a blog dedicated to this topic, which you can read here.

4. Create a wildlife haven

A great resolution to get young children involved with, there’s lots of steps you can take to turn your garden into a wildlife haven.

Encouraging wildlife into your garden by creating suitable habitats helps diversify the ecosystem and protect depleting garden life, such as bees, while adding interest to your garden.

You can encourage bees and butterflies to visit your garden with certain plants, as well as beautiful songbirds with a few simple changes. Creating an eco-garden is a great way to diversify the overall wildlife that is in your garden.

Wildlife you can encourage to visit your eco-garden include:
• Bees
• Butterflies
• Birds
• Hedgehogs
• Squirrels

5. Give your shed a facelift

Why wait until spring for the annual shed clear out? Give your shed a new lease of life with a good sort out and make changes that will improve both the functionality and look.

You can read our in depth guide on improving your garden shed here.

No one knows what 2021 has in store, but it is likely we will continue to spend more time at home. Following these new year’s resolutions will ensure you have a beautiful garden in which to relax and enjoy!