It may be that you have recently moved into a property that has been a bit unloved, or maybe you haven’t been able to pay attention too much to the garden – an overgrown garden that has got out of control can be a really daunting project to take on, but the results of getting it sorted out mean that you gain all of that space that was previously unusable and end up with a garden that you can be proud of. If you have been putting off the task of doing a big garden tidy up, here are some of the steps that you can take to get it on the right tracks to being a garden that you can enjoy…
Do the job in stages – it is a daunting thing to do, and it won’t be all possible in one day, so mark out bits of time to do it in. You could start by focussing on the jobs that are most urgent – for example, if everything is overgrown and you can’t get to anything just start by going through each section cutting it back. There may be a lot of rubbish or junk out there that you want to get rid of, as well as all of the overgrown plants, so before you begin it is a good idea to be prepared. Find a local skip hire company like this Llanelli skip hire company, Pendragon skip hire Llanelli and arrange a date for a skip to arrive before you begin. That way you have somewhere to put all of the garden clutter.
Once you have got rid of all the garden rubbish you can then get a clearer picture of how you want your garden to look and can start planning it. Tidying it up, getting the lawn mowed and doing repairs to things like fencing should be the next steps. This will then give you a fresh blank canvas to work with and you will then be able to decide where you go from here.
If you want to add anything to the garden such as paving, a water feature like a pond, decking, play equipment or even a garden room, this is now when you do this. You can plan it out and work with what you have available to you to start adding these larger things to the garden.
The final stage is to then add plants – whether you want a minimalistic and low maintenance garden where you use mostly pots, or you want to plan out some flowerbeds, or even a vegetable patch then this is the time to do this. Of course, depending on the season, what you can plant will vary, but having a plan in places and the right areas marked out means that it is ready to go. It is then easy to keep up together by regularly weeding and pruning plants to stop it from becoming a jungle again!