Not many people are lucky enough to live in a house with a beautiful garden. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, be sure to do it proud by keeping it in the best condition in all seasons.
A messy or simply lack-lustre garden can affect the overall aesthetic appeal of your house.
Furthermore, proper garden maintenance needs to change depending on the season – it’s more likely to become overgrown in spring and summer, and in the winter you may need to protect your precious plants from frost.
In this article, we’ll discuss in detail how to keep your garden neat, tidy and in top condition in all seasons.
Assess your Garden
You should have a good look at your garden first before you start working on it. See whether there are weeds that need to be removed, broken branches, dead leaves, or loose stones on your patio or pathways.
Next, decide what to fix immediately and what can be dealt with later on. Think about what’s easiest and cheapest to address, as well as what will have the most impact.
Generally, seasonal blooms will attract the most attention. You should improve sections like your perennial borders or bulb beds as these will have a high impact on the aesthetic appeal of your garden.
Mowing and trimming your lawn will also make your garden look clean and neat. It will tell your guests and neighbours that you take care of your garden.
You should give your garden a thorough cleaning. Regular mowing of the lawn is a good start, but don’t stop there. You should also take the time to collect dead leaves and debris.
Clean your flower pots to allow your blooms to truly shine. Sweep your deck or patio regularly as it will improve the entire look of the garden, as well as deter spiders and insects. Power wash patios, fountains, and paths from time to time.
If you want to have a tidy garden, you need to keep it uncluttered. Don’t leave unnecessary things like garden tools or toys lying around.
It’s also important to arrange your pots in a way that doesn’t look too cluttered. If you have a greenhouse, make sure to clean and tidy it regularly as well.
Remove cobwebs and dust and label the storage boxes to keep them organized. By doing a regular clean up you can prevent diseases from setting in. You should dust off leaves and pots every day with a cloth.
Buy the Right Plants
When you buy new plants, be careful to avoid species that are prone to diseases or attract pests – these will make your garden untidy.
They can also destroy the other plants in your garden. Check the roots and the top part of the plant. If possible, talk to an expert to suggest the best plants for your location and climate.
Compost makes the best fertilizer. This is good for the plants and also helps to avoid diseases as well as keeping your garden clean and tidy by repurposing your green waste.
You can use grass, dry twigs, and leaves to make compost – create a compost patch in a hidden corner of your garden and wait for the magic to happen.
You should constantly keep an eye out for damaged of overgrown branches and prune them quickly.
This helps prevent the spread of diseases to the rest of the plant as well as helping to keep your garden looking impeccable. Everyday pruning will keep the garden clean and neat and encourage healthy produce.
However, if you find diseases in your plants and trees that you’re not able to resolve yourself, it’s time to call in the professionals.
Generally, it is best to prune in the late winter, especially the plants that are prone to disease during winter. However, pruning daily can be difficult. So, as a rule of thumb, do a complete pruning of your garden once a month.
Step up the Aesthetics
Think about how you can take you garden’s aesthetics to the next level, whether through more exotic plants or outdoor furniture.
A colourful garden always attracts the guests’ attention. Adding colour is always effective, whether with plants that have bright foliage plants or blooms in colourful pots. Adding mulch can enhance the look of your garden: the fine-textured mulch helps give your garden a tidy look.
Working in your garden is great for your emotional wellbeing. You get some exercise, vitamin D from the sun and being around nature will make you happy. Many people rely on a spring cleaning to keep their garden tidy. However, a spectacular garden needs on-going maintenance – in every season!