Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:49
Hi congratulations on the new house. I wouldn't be to much of a rush to make changes, I would just keep the lawns tidy, remove any weeds and watch. Make notes of the plants you like, photos are great way of remembering areas. Then about this time next year you will have a much better idea of how your garden will unfold. Regarding knowledge we are always learning, never be afraid to ask questions however stupid they may sound, there will always be someone who will know the answer. There are loads of books you could read a good one for general gardening which I have used is the rhs encyclopaedia of gardening it covers most things. I would nip to the book store grab a drink and have a good look at them all, find one that's right for you. To be honest the web is where I turn to now.
hope it helps and enjoy the garden.