Me and my husband, bought a new house about 2 years ago. Because it was a brand new construction that's why the garden was just a piece of green land. I wanted to change my simple garden into some thing special. But it was a difficult job for me as I have never done that before.
I went to the local library and issued few books on gardening, from there. “The Garden DIY Expert” by Dr.D.G.Hessayon, was the one I really liked. The book is loaded with useful information. The good thing about The Garden DIY Expert, is that, it has covered almost all the DIY jobs. It explained step by step constructions from the scratch . The Garden DIY Expert also covered how to keep the garden beautiful, during all four seasons. The book has loads of pictures and diagrams. The language is very simple to understand for a person like me whose first language is not English.
The most highlighted topics in The Garden DIY Expert are:
Making of a Pond: How to build a Concrete Pond , or a Rigid Liner Pond, or a Flexible Liner Pond.
Maintenance of the pond during different conditions of the weather and also guided to select plants and animals suitable for pond.
Garden Lighting: The types of Garden Lighting. Light fixtures and fittings too.
Barbecues: How to build a permanent barbecues. The maintenance of barbecues in details.
Watering Systems: Point watering system. Now, I know different types of hoses and nozzles after reading this book.
Different types of gardens: The container garden, Child-friendly garden. The best part here is, How to make garden safe for children.
Green houses: How to choose a green house.
Types of green houses. Different sizes of green houses.
Important features of Green house like heating, ventilators, insulation, blinds, glazing, electric points, thermometer, watering equipment, guttering, floor and door in detail. How to repair the cracks.
Garden Buildings: How to build Summer Houses, Storage Buildings (sheds) and etc.
The topics which I find more interesting were Garden furniture and bird houses. Making a sand-pit for kids. How to look after plants and save them from birds . Netting and fruit cage.
I always wanted to have a kitchen garden in my home. I have started to build a small kitchen garden. I will expand my kitchen garden step by step, but for start of, from the help of this book I am growing tomatoes, melon, corns, mint, coriander, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini, strawberry and few other things.
Now I know how to support small plants or how to keep my vegetable disease free.
I checked Amazon (UK). I wanted to check the price of The Garden DIY Expert. It is available there. The original price is £7.99 but right now it is reduced to £4.85.