A garden is an extension of your home and is a great space to spend more time, especially when it comes to the hot and sunny summer months. Unfortunately, this dream can seem far off if you have abandoned your garden for a long time, or have moved into a property whose owners neglected their garden. The project can seem overwhelming and time-consuming.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With the right tools and knowledge, you can quickly and easily clear out your garden, so you can enjoy the tranquil space all year round. Here are some top tips to help you get started.
#1 Make a plan
If your garden looks like a big project and feels overwhelming, then the first step you should take is to create a plan. This is a great way to analyze the situation and create a step-by-step list of the tasks that need completing. This can make it feel much easier to complete and will give you a much better idea of the time and costs involved. Although you may want to jump right in, you must remain patient and prepare in advance. Preparation is key to a successful project. Make sure you include the things you like and dislike, so you can consider this as you design your garden.
#2 Clear the space
The first step is to tackle the mess and clear the space. This will give you a better idea of what you are working with when it comes to the design. Make sure you have rubbish bags for gardening and household waste. Declutter the garden and throw away all neglected items and old furniture. You can then move on to cutting back overgrown hedges, trees, and grass, removing the weeds and anything else that has been neglected. As you do this, you may find that some of the plants can be saved and just trimmed ready to regrow. Take it all a step at a time.
#3 Review the space
Now you have cleared back all the clutter and overgrown plants, you will have a better idea of what you are working with. You may also use this time to see if any problems may affect the space, such as broken fences or flooding. If you find that your garden floods easily due to poor drainage, you may consider seeking professional septic services which can help with the safe disposal of waste, and help prevent any further issues.
Make a plan of what needs doing in your garden, including the problems that need fixing, and the new design and features. You can then reach out to professionals, and source the materials, furniture and plants.
#4 Get creative
This is your space to enjoy, so make sure you bring your goals to life. You can utilize the space to grow your own vegetables, upcycling some old furniture to create a quirky alfresco space to entertain your guests, or create a safe space to relax and read a book in the sun. The possibilities are endless!
Cleaning an abandoned garden can seem overwhelming at first, but with the right knowledge, you can take it one step at a time and have a new space in no time!