Hello everyone,\n\nas the title mentions, I am a new guy from Belgium (south Limburg). I bought a house with garden about 4 years ago. Up to now, gardening ment just doing the basic stuff:\n\n- mowing the lawn\n- trimming the hedge\n- trying to battle my weeds "reactively" (pulling them on the grass, burning on the driveway, etc...)\n\nBecause I only did the basic stuff (no fertilizing, no spraying weed killer etc..) my lawn started getting awful to look at and hard to maintain (pulling weeds was useless). So I recently seeded a new lawn, but the result was less then I expected (I'll make a separate thread to discuss). \n\nThe reason I joined this forum is to increase my knowledge about gardening so I can better maintain my garden. The long term goal is to have a nice garden with minimal effort. At this moment, my definition of a nice garden is just a nice lawn, a couple of box hedges (buxus), one tree and a nicely trimmed hedge. Very basic, minimal maintenance, maximal enjoyment.\n\nHere is a quick picture of my garden with my smartphone (sorry for the bad quality). The garden is split in two by a fence (and a stone pathway) which you can see in the back. First part is the garden I want to keep nice and clean. Second part (behind the fence is a "play" garden. There is a cage for my son's bunny's, a trampoline, etc... At the moment there are no plans to maintain this part to the same level as the first part.\n[IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vTwxckvutCtn2rI22CjOunFLab72mTt0MGdGhAfCZdRhesnyVbOGp97ZCjqwvqpPPqttnqxphOStIX_qGdrgXxZybR21i7WkcpO-7gx-L_ml8vi_4-q3YkK-15ldHiBN3TP3T7jmeciVkns_ENcnnm6wAc0xX9T_M9rfKkjjmmD5JJSFZOx2KxkQuetDpFynaF_qhqzlpcJ14o4ALNYeBCAiYYkQXSlWiReoWNaIWgz2ojb3DTOGUtFDeqHnCfaVx4l7TUWP9e6ymIzvPiDxYuvYndmt1R4c73dX3lrPyW_k8KyS7tlXKN-4QtqKLe36RS_kVhN-kZZc-4gq5aaBuZLlWNjBxxtn1h2zLkQGfn5lprGvq5mlXHvkR-zUV5jw2uY3ImnMWbrYWmdDy5UyK7WzJU9kngJkmuqtfE4SXKhbOGDkf_pOUl3uet-zo1Tq6EglnTHqgZqexHBPhQP_8RqXfb0JmPH-HVo879Oo8eFmu0chiklUtZNPLMFsPj9YRl_LXFOoCKFnJP3GfHTP3venqFg6Nb5agQ0KPn2f44UtPDpzEhmm-NJuqJhCN2u5F-dRXvSaGIvIDd6SoefDCxFAMU2fXFXkZ_MZXvevTKOgk4vCWzqUbYG1wy71PdpZmSeQdXjeHuh7X2PcbAAwLVYXVsszdgkVtmshSIpbWeuU8Q=w300-h721-no[/IMG] [IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GI-c13YMf-d2bmDNkosSdetAce8Rhix1fAO5Pda0i1QJbbW9djlugYcdpeswE35on7mzjBC0PTLlWl3DNbr36_G_G2LBC5BGT5oYdqt3MycIoX-dwiOhVn6fPJnjAWYlUQ4rUcyoPGSFsQok0cwY9-VXiVuk6kgNkLO5BVpShiG4GvH-k6msLzUZwu1ZfIKyzWooJIifHv1KHca83XdDff7fkbQiNy4x2KJTcRejh5bZaEO1h98tNHHQsJgqi3MuF7nV3iAYiIBYWjN5yo5QpGdwAzrvMYBwn79v9LxCDzxQIgb-PukH4mLSoqnSwjMw2uAXYK2qPhzimAL97NJgZhKCnNiGG8iMtYKckoBJcUca4nc9fXhLBONYR6x03pgKHwmD06cYPgOVp4d-CDPxyn2kMGz3sUgyy8LVHHln0CB2vaEFYH6dtKziCj56TWjqZs9xLCBnRI7gg_10YK8gv0VhwV7YVA9popENFrcVjqvntMGY48CmRCx-RedXVE70g2RtJPJtmayHCItuujZeqDKD9vJq2PnoJlegONE5LH7dqAfY_QDgbXtxE7K4wzpYrCcUiyrNdlcghE286rX8lmkGIYR4WGwn4I3u1quPH8GPZvuO6UoB=w300-h721-no[/IMG] \n\n\nAny questions, feel free to ask!