Has your garden ended up getting out of all control? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The truth is that when you have a family to take care of and lots of other key tasks to focus on, it’s easy to let things slide. When we’re busy and time is limited, far too often it’s our gardens that end up being neglected.
The issue is that once your garden falls into a state of mess and begins to resemble what can only be described as a ‘mini jungle’, it can be somewhat overwhelming to get it back under control. An overgrown garden can seem like a truly mammoth task, as there always seems to be so much that needs to be done.
The good news is that just because an overgrown garden can be a huge task, that doesn’t mean that it’s not manageable. The truth is that with the right approach you can quickly get your garden back under control and transform it into a usable space for you and your family, it’s just a case of knowing what steps to take, that’s all.
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Garden Turned Into A Jungle? Here’s How To Get Things Back Under Control!
Start by Strimming
The first step to clearing an overgrown garden is to strim back any oversize plants, shrubs or weeds. A good tip here is to replace your strimmer – or weed eater string – with a new one before you start, to ensure that you achieve the best result possible. Strimming is a great way to quickly clear your garden of a lot of the overgrown foliage that has transformed your outdoor space into somewhat of a jungle.
Invest in a Garden Waste Bin
An important step when it comes to clearing your garden of overgrown foliage is being able to dispose of the unwanted weeds and waste easily and efficiently. That’s where having a garden waste bin can come in useful. If you don’t already have one of these bins, it might be a good idea to invest in one, as that way you don’t have to worry about transferring your garden waste to your local recycling centre, instead you can have it collected on a regular basis.
Focus on Low-Maintenance Design
Once you’ve cleared your garden of most of the overgrown foliage, the next step is to think about how you can create a space that is simple and easy to maintain. The fact is that the easier your garden is to maintain, the easier you will find it to keep on top of it and make the most of your outdoor space, despite how busy your day to day life may be. If maintenance is a real issue, opt for a foliage-free garden that has a large patio or decked area, and then bring colour and life into the space using planters, pots and hanging baskets instead of planted borders.
Involve the Kids!
If you have young children, why not involve them in the project? Once you’ve cleared the space, there are lots of gardening activities that children love to get involved with. How about planting a kitchen garden or wild flower bed? Once the children see things growing from their efforts, they will be excited to maintain and care for the garden, making it a real family space.
There you have it, a few simple tips and ideas for ways in which you can make managing your garden easier and less stressful.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.