New guy from Belgium, looking to learn more about gardening


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Hello everyone,

as 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:

- mowing the lawn
- trimming the hedge
- trying to battle my weeds "reactively" (pulling them on the grass, burning on the driveway, etc...)

Because 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).

The 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.

Here 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.
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Any questions, feel free to ask!
 
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Darn, that lawn looks a heck of a lot better than mine. If I didn't have weeds, my lawn would be bare! :D But, I live in an old farmhouse...a nice looking lawn would seem out of place.
 
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Welcome aboard, @Kenpachigo :). That's a lovely picture there, I'm just about to go check out your other thread about your lawn.
 
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