Welcome to Gardening Essentials! This series serves as a how-to guide for beginner gardeners, with helpful tips and tools compiled by me, a 7-year gardening veteran. We all desire that Pinterest-worthy garden, but how do we actually achieve it? When I first started gardening, I spent days staging the ideal garden pic to show off my skills. As a strong believer in 'work smarter not harder,' I wanted to achieve the perfect garden with minimal effort, so I scrolled through endless feeds of totally crazy tricks. While most of these tricks required more effort than they're worth, I've compiled a list of common tricks and how to make them work for you. Now, let’s talk about how to make your garden a big “dill”.