Americans love their gardens.
Indeed, every year we spent around $30 billion on lawn care alone!
Clearly, yards are prized spaces that people try hard to maintain. Unfortunately, despite best intentions, it’s all too easy to fall behind on essential garden maintenance.
Life gets in the way and that all-important yard-work takes a back seat. Before long, jobs stack up and you have an overgrown garden on your hands.
Has that happened to you? Well, it’s time to take action! Here’s how to get it back under control.
1. Remove the Mess
Your garden might have filled up with an unwanted mess.
The lawn’s probably overgrown; fallen leaves and branches may abound. It’s time to clear it all up! Collect the garden debris into piles and put it into garden waste bags.
Check with your local authority to see if they’ll remove it from your land. If they won’t, solicit a special removal service to help with garden waste disposal.
2. Clean Up the Edges
You’ve successfully mown the grass and restored a semblance of order.
The next step’s cleaning up the lawn’s edge. Edging the lawn can be a time-consuming job, but one that makes an overwhelming difference to overall appearances.
You want people to see the distinction between lawn and garden! There should be a clear delineation between the flowerbeds and the grass. Work hard to create it.
3. Get Weeding
Pesky weeds will have taken hold of your beds.
It’s time to show them who’s boss and get rid of them. Of course, first, you’ll want to educate yourself on what to keep and what to remove.
Assuming you’ve got that covered, set about exhuming your soil from the mass of weeds that have sprung up.
4. Mulch Your Way to Success
That weeding probably wasn’t fun.
Stop them from growing right back by adding mulch over any soil. This vital ingredient to a healthy garden will keep the weeds at bay (landscape fabric is another option for achieving the same result) and conserve water in the process.
Even better, it’ll restore a beautiful aesthetic appeal to your garden beds. See that newfound beauty as the reward for all your hard work!
5. Prune and Replant
Your garden is now officially back under control.
It’s time to add the final touches. With the weeding behind you, get pruning to restore your plants to their former glory. Remove those deadheads and rid yourself of unnecessary leaves and branches.
Think about adding some new plants to the mix as well. Chances are that you’ve created some newfound space in your beds. Fill the gaps where the weeds were with beautiful new plants and flowers!
Time to Reclaim Your Overgrown Garden
People in America spend billions of dollars on their yards every year.
Nonetheless, there are times when we all fall behind on essential garden maintenance. It’s all too easy to end up with an overgrown garden that needs serious work.
Thankfully, rectifying the problem doesn’t have to be a major burden. The right approach can make short shrift of the task. Hopefully, this post will help you do exactly that.
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