Saturday, September 9, 2017

Transforming an Overgrown Garden

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Unless you’re a keen gardener, it can be quite easy for you to neglect your outdoor space. This isn’t too much of  a problem at first, but eventually the garden will start to look a little overgrown,and if you don’t want to be looking at a jungle every time you gaze out of the window, once the weeds have started to take hold, the grass has grown so tall there could be anything hiding in there, and the trees are  starting to take over the whole neighbourhood, it’s probably time to take action and get your garden looking good again. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

Cut and Prune

First of all, if your garden has grown really quite wild, you’ll probably want to hire a skip bin from Takeaway Bins. You’ll need to spend a good weekend mowing your lawn, pruning your bushes and cutting any overgrown trees down to size. Place the waste into your takeaway bin, so that it’s safely out of the way as you start fixing your garden again.

Add Edging

Once you’ve cleared away the worst of the overgrowth, you may notice that your borders and your lawn are starting to blend into one, which can look messy and unkempt, to say the least. The easiest way to do something about this is to add some form of edging, like the stuff from Form Boss, around the borders to clearly differentiate them. This simple change will get your garden looking more like an intentionally managed space, once again.

Feed Your Lawn

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If your lawn has been a bit overgrown for a while, chances are it hasn’t been fed and looked after much either. If you want it to look lush and green once again, instead of being brown, scorched and sick looking, you’ll need to feed it with a fertilizer that’s suitable for your lawn and the area you live in (a garden centre employee will be able to help you with this).

Repaint

Next, if you have fence around your garden, a decking area or even some garden furniture, which is looking a little worse for wear, if you don’t want to buy new, you’ll need to sand them down, prime them and then repaint/stain them so that they look as good as new again. Nothing brings down the tone of an otherwise pretty garden more than dank, dirty wooden features, so this really is an important part of the process.

Plant Some Flowers

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Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to have some fun making the garden, not only tidy but pretty once again. The most obvious, and effective, way to do this is with flowers. Plant colourful blooms in your borders, around your gazebo, in pots on your decking and anywhere else you think they’ll look fetching for an instant transformation.

Transforming an overgrown garden is actually pretty simple, it just takes some hard work to clear out the old and bring in the new. If you’re prepared to so that, you can have a great looking garden in no time at all.

xxo
Kim

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