It can really creep up on you when you’re not looking. If you have a garden and you’re not exactly the most green-thumbed of individuals, it can be a surprise to see just how overgrown and messy it can be. However, it doesn’t have to be too difficult to beat it back into shape. Here, we’re going to look at some of the ways to make your garden a little easier to tidy.
One of the most common issues with a messy garden is that you allow it to get that way. You might not want to spend all day in the garden and that is entirely understandable. However, by following a simple weekly maintenance guide, you can break the job up into much smaller tasks, making it a lot more manageable. It beats having to get it all done at once.
Give yourself less garden to deal with
If you don’t like the idea of doing garden work, then you can always give yourself a lot less to do. This can be done in a lot of ways. You can make your garden low maintenance with the right landscaping, helping to better organise it and to separate different areas. You can build a patio or deck to reduce the space you have to garden. You can even shell out for an artificial lawn to entirely replace it. Of course, there is also equipment that can automate some aspects of taking care of the garden, such as a self-driving lawnmower and water sprinklers..
Get someone else to do it
If you don’t want to lose your garden but you also don’t want to do too much work, yourself, then you are going to have to pay someone to do it for you. This can include regular gardening services, but there are some things you should really rely on professionals for, such as tree work. If you have the budget for it, you can maintain a gorgeous looking garden without having to lift a finger. Or if you just want to get the garden into a state that is then easier to maintain by yourself, you can get a gardener out for a one-time service.
Accept a messy garden?
In some cases, you may not really have to reclaim your garden in the first place. So long as you don’t have any issues affecting the health and safety of your home, such as a tree that touches your roof or neighbour’s property, or a pest infestation coming in from the garden, then it’s purely an aesthetic choice. In fact, you can let it grow wild intentionally, planting wildflower seeds to replace a neat and uniform lawn with a more organic (and some might say prettier) display of life.
Alas, so long as you have real greenery in your garden, you’re going to have to take care of it in some shape or form. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few shortcuts along the way.