Fighting Back Against An Unruly Garden

by - 8/09/2017 02:34:00 PM

When looking at a messy garden, it can feel like you’re about to take on a mammoth task. The truth is that gardening can be a lot of work if you’re not used to it and you have a larger space than you can handle. But you’re not just going to let that unruly yard take over. Here, we’re going to look at ways to create a much more low-maintenance outdoor space for your home, and the help you might need to keep on top of it.

Gardening without all the fuss
We all want a garden that looks good, but we don’t necessarily want to become a gardening. There are a lot of ways to keep your tasteful additions from becoming too much work, however. For instance, if you live in an urban area and you have plenty of vertical space, making use of the vertical planting pots and baskets means that your plants and flowers aren’t going to require all the maintenance to keep them in place that they might need if they were on the ground. Otherwise, edging your plants and using mulch to create definitive barriers between them and the lawn will keep them from overgrowing their boundaries as well as stopping weeds from encroaching on them.
Lawns behaving badly
Lawns can take a lot of work to maintain. Before anything grows on them, you need to make sure pH levels are acceptable. Then you have to constantly be concerned with mowing, watering, weeding and more to keep grass glowing healthily. You may also need the help of an exterminator to resolve any pest issues in your garden. If you don’t have time for all of that, then replacements like can take much of the workload off your hands. You might also want to think about building out from the home with decking or a patio that might give you more usable space for socializing or outdoor dining.

Tree’s a crowd
Sometimes you need to look a little higher than ground level, too. When hedges, bushes, and trees overgrow, it can cause more problems than just making the garden look messy. You’ll have a lot more to clean up come the fall and you might be dealing regularly with debris, branches, and leaves clogging up your outdoor guttering. Services like can help you ensure that your trees are kept in line.
Keeping track
Unless you get it all entirely replaced, you’re going to have to perform some upkeep in the garden. However, the trick to making sure that it doesn’t build up to an overgrown, messy state again is to separate it into a lot of little tasks. Gardening calendars can give you a good idea of what you need to do, exactly when you need to do it. You don’t have to become an expert, just pitch in a little every now and then.
You can still keep a gorgeous garden if you don’t want to have to do a lot of work on it. The trick is to minimize the work you need to do with the right replacements, planning, and services, then to keep tasks small by doing a bit at a time instead of letting it all pile up into another project.

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