Whether you have green fingers or can barely stand to be outside in your garden, there’s no denying that keeping on top of it is important for helping to keep your home looking tidy and well cared for. It can be hard to know where to start or what to do to keep your garden nice, so here are eight tips, whether you’re an old pro at gardening or just starting out:
1. Little And Often
If your garden is already in pretty good shape, you probably won’t need to do much to declutter. If this is your situation, trying to keep on top of your gardening by working on it little and often will help to make sure that you won’t get overrun or over faced by the work in your garden building up.
2. Just Get On With It
This may sound harsh, and like a pretty unhelpful tip, but sometimes the best thing to do its just to get on with the work you have to do. Particularly if your garden is wild and unruly, sometimes it’s best to just get stuck into the work, since often the thought of the job can be more daunting than actually doing it.
3. Pay For A Garden Bin
With some councils, you have to pay for a wheelie bin for your garden waste. If you’re planning on maintaining your garden and caring for it regularly rather than large, once a year declutters, paying for a garden bin can be hugely helpful, saving you from numerous trips to the tip. If the look of a bin is your problem check out our large range of timber wheelie bin storage units because they can make your bins blend into your garden.
4. Get Good Tools
Having good tools is a must for decluttering your garden. Don’t think you can get away with using something blunt that you borrowed from your neighbour down the road as the job will just take you twice as long and be ten times more frustrating.
Before you dive head first into decluttering your garden, it can be a good idea to plan. Plan what you want to do with your garden and plan the best way to do it, especially if you’re a novice, because going into it blind will definitely be stressful and overwhelming!
6. Do Your Research
This may sound odd, but if you don’t know much about plants, make sure you research what you already have in your garden. This will help you find out what flowers when, how much it grows and so on. Then, you’ll be able to work out how much you need to cut a plant back, whether it needs cutting back at all, whether you can just leave it forever, or whether it needs to go completely.
7. Record New Purchases
Following on from doing your research, one good thing to do is to track your new purchases so you know more about what you’re buying than just that it looks pretty. That way you’ll know what to expect from the plant so you can give it what it needs and it will make sure that your garden won’t get cluttered with the same plant as you’ll know what you do and don’t have and won’t accidentally buy it again.
8. Look Into Landscaping
If you’ve attempted to sort your garden and really aren’t getting anywhere, one of the best things you can do may just be to look into a landscaper, garden designer or other professional that can help out and help take the stress off. That way, you only have to keep on top of your garden care, doing it little and often (see the first point).
9. Spruce Up Your Garden Furniture
If your garden is looking a bit worse for wear, try cleaning up your garden furniture. Get rid of that broken parasol that’s been lying on the patio for the past few years and scrub down the table and chairs – or if you really want to go all out, buy some new ones – you’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.
10. Keep On Top Of Leaves
This is only really relevant in autumn obviously, but one way to keep your garden clean and tidy is to start getting rid of fallen leaves whenever you see them. Whether you go old school and use a rake, or want to splash out on a leaf blower, the end result is the same and you’ll be shocked at the difference it will make to your garden.
Gardens can be hard work, but working on them can really pay off, transforming your home and giving you your own little sanctuary where you can go to escape.