Three ways to add some order to your garden
If your garden is looking overgrown and in need of a bit of love, it can be difficult to know where to start. Before you start digging up borders and chopping down trees, here are three simple ways to add some order to your garden.
Neaten your boundaries
Fixing broken fencing panels and revitalizing them with a few coats of paint should get your garden looking a lot neater. If you’ve got overgrown branches starting to push your fence over, trim them back, so you’re not having to make more repairs later in the year.
You may have paths, lawned areas, and borders all spilling into one another, with no clearly defined areas or edges. Keeping everything neat and tidy can be time-consuming, so adding decorative edging could help neaten it up. You can buy rolls of wooden edging strips or use stones and bricks. There are also flexible plastic and metal options available too.
Use more containers
Container gardening has quite a few advantages for keeping an organized outdoor space. Containers are great for stopping plants from spreading out untamed across your garden. It also prevents weeds from taking over your garden so quickly. Containers are easy to move around and can be used to divide up areas too, so they’re great for creating flexible outdoor spaces.
When you’re trying to grow a few veggies, a container that’s raised up on legs is ideal. No more reaching down to tend to your edibles, and problems with pests such as slugs and snails will be reduced.
Build outside storage
Good outside storage is so useful for keeping the garden tidy. Having a dedicated place to store garden tools, plant pots, hose reels, and garden furniture. Yet many people don’t have a useful space to put these things, so basements and garages get filled up instead. Having a shed in the garden means that everything can stay organized and you’ll know exactly where to find it. No more searching through a garage full of other household items to find the spade.
You might decide on a wooden shed that you can construct yourself, which is great if you know how to build a shed. Or you might decide on a simpler shed that comes in kit form. You could even hire someone to put your shed up for you, which will ensure it’s level, sturdy, and properly anchored down.