A beautiful garden is a home’s biggest treasure. No matter the shape and size, it’s your peaceful oasis, meant to bring you joy and relaxation. Having a place where you can get closer to nature, your children can play, a dog can run around, and you can invite your friends, sunbathe, and unwind, is truly a blessing. Don’t forget to take care of it! If you want to find out how you can keep your garden neat and clean, keep on reading.
Purchase the right tools
The first thing you should cross out on your garden maintenance checklist is the appropriate equipment. Before you start cleaning your garden, make sure you’ve got everything you need before you start. Gloves, a rake, a shovel, a garden hose, shears, and clippers are among the essentials. Keep a wheelbarrow, some buckets, and large yard trash bags. Also, don’t neglect your pond if you have one! A trusty weed razer helps you get rid of those pesky aquatic weeds quickly. Make sure you use that skimmer net as often as possible to remove fallen leaves from the surface. A pond vacuum should be your go-to device for deep cleaning.
Take care of your pond
If you’re a proud owner of a garden with a pond, you know how demanding it can be. Proper pond maintenance requires serious commitment but is extremely rewarding. If you don’t want to have a murky, algae-ridden mess that smells like mud and decay, regular cleaning is the only way to go. Use a skimmer net to remove leaves and light debris from the surface. Get that weed razer to remove aquatic weeds. Dust off your pond vacuum and go for a deep cleanse at least once a year. Take care of your fish and water plants. It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s worth it! A well-maintained pond can be the biggest highlight in your garden.
Keep up with weeding, pruning, and trimming
If someone were to rank garden activities, this part would probably be everyone’s least favourite thing to do. However, it’s also the most crucial. Whenever you walk into someone’s garden, you can’t help but look at the grass, flowers, trees, and bushes. You don’t have to be a professional gardener to see if someone’s backyard is a bit unkempt. In this case, the most effective way to keep your garden neat and clean is to weed, prune, and trim (and mow, but we’ll talk about it later) as regularly as possible. It is time-consuming and can be tiring, but if you do it on a regular basis, it won’t turn into a full-day chore. Additionally, do a major cleaning at the beginning of every season. Most people do it during early spring. However, if you thoroughly clear out branches, dead leaves, and other debris four times a year instead of one, you’ll have much less work to do.
Cut the grass tall
Have you heard about those “best lawn” competitions? If you take them too seriously, the state of your grass probably keeps you up at night. However, there’s a trick to make your grass grow healthy and vibrant. Next time you’re tempted to cut it very short before mowing it – don’t! Let it grow a little longer. This way, it will be able to develop longer roots. Next time you mow the lawn, you’ll notice it’s no longer thinning. Don’t take things too far, though, and keep up with regular mowing. Make it a habit, and your lawn is going to look healthy and appealing.
Start a compost pile
The pile itself is not going to make your garden look more attractive. However, this one is about functionality. The compost it generates is a natural fertilizer that can help you save money on artificial mixtures while improving the condition of your plants. Start a compost pile in one corner of your garden. It doesn’t have to be in full view. You can buy a compost bin or bar it with wooden planks or small brick or concrete walls to make it more aesthetically pleasing. What’s more, you’ll have a place where you can put all the leaves, branches, and debris. With a designated spot, you’ll no longer have to worry where to put everything you’ve managed to clean during the day. A compost pile can help you keep your garden tidy and clean, and your plants will grow healthy as ever.
Put everything away
Make sure everything in your garden has its place, especially garden tools, outdoor furnishings, and children play equipment. Don’t let those squeaky dog toys lay around. If you don’t teach yourself and others to pick up after themselves, your backyard will become cluttered before you even notice. What’s more, random objects lying around can damage your garden tools. If you run over metal appliances, shoes, even plastic toys, you’ll quickly wear down or shutter your lawnmower blades. There’s an easy way to help you keep order in your garden. If you have some space, purchase a shed. This way, you’ll be able to conveniently store all the tools and outdoor equipment in one place.
Keeping your garden neat and tidy at all times can be tough. However, regularity is key! If taking care of your backyard becomes your habit, you’ll see it’s manageable and rewarding.