Getting your garden under control can be one of the toughest and least appealing jobs to tackle around the home. There is a slew of lawn and garden products available and knowing where to start can be a tricky problem. Well, this article will aim to help you get your feet firmly back in your beloved garden with a few ideas on how to brighten it up and bring back that summer glow.
Start from the ground and work up
The best way to bring your garden back to life is to scrap any work that you had begun earlier. It is so much easier to start with a blank canvas. Get rid of any of the dead clingers on like old plants and trees that you are hoping to revive. Sometimes you waste so much time trying to bring back one thing when it would have been easier to start afresh and plant something else.
Pick a palette
What becomes glaringly obvious to any visitor to your garden is the mismatch of flowers and plants that you have committed to when you were buying spontaneously. Pick a color palette and theme for your garden and stick to it. This will result in a more cohesive and complementary garden that everyone will think took loads of time and effort. The truth is by scaling back you can make it look clean and sophisticated. Never forget simple can sometimes be the best way to go.
The dreaded task of getting rid of all of your weeds can be enough to turn anybody off of gardening. However, once it is done there are simple tips and tricks to ensure that you aren’t hoeing your garden all season long. Mulch is the answer. Keep your plants fed with a balanced fertilizer and then use a mulch to prevent the weeds from arriving. It excludes sunlight and prevents the pesky weeds from growing.
One of the best ways to keep your plants alive and well is to use nature. Let the world do the hard work for you. If you pick plants such as lavender and yarrow, bees will be unable to resist the sweet smell of your garden. Once there they will transport all of the pollen around your garden keeping your newly planted flowers well fed and looked after.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
Not everything in your garden has to be natural and planted. One of the best ways to use up more difficult to grow areas of your garden is to put in accessories. These can range from sheds, water features like ponds or fountains, and patios where people will be welcome to sit and enjoy the weather if you are lucky enough to see the sun. Even better you could be encouraged to create a hosting space like a BBQ area or a garden bar. This will take up space and will make your garden the coolest place to be.
Ultimately, you need to stop procrastinating and get stuck. Once you get started, you will be amazed at what you can achieve. It will be ready in no time with some good organization and hard work.