When thinking of a garden, the first image that would pop to one’s mind is a picture of beautiful flowers and nicely trimmed bushes. But maintaining a garden isn’t that easy, and it takes a lot of effort to keep it neat and pretty.
Not being able to tend to your garden for a day or two shouldn’t be a big deal. But what if you’ve been gone for a month? Or you had to stay in another location for at least a year? Chances are, by the time you get back, your garden had already turned into a full-blown jungle.
Before you start putting on your gardening gloves and bringing your lawnmower to life, check out these five helpful garden restoration tips that can help you save time and money:
1. Observe your garden
If you’ve been gone some time, there may be plants growing in your garden that weren’t there before. Take time off to scan them, then make a list of which ones you’d like to keep.
2. Wear proper gardening clothes
Once you’ve decided which flowers or plants you like to keep, now’s the time to get your hands “dirty.” Take out the weeds or any greenery that you think is a nuisance to your garden.
Never wander an overgrown garden without wearing proper clothing. Boots, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves can save you from touching or getting in contact with itch-inducing or poisonous plants that may have sprouted in your garden.
3. Groom your plants and flowers
Overgrown shrubs would need some trimming to get them back to shape. Meanwhile, some plants need pruning for them to grow at a steady pace and properly receive nutrients. Additionally, the grass bed, which probably grew out of hand, would need to be mowed.
4. Consider upgrading your garden
If you want to give your garden a fresh new look, buying new flowers and plants would be a great start. Or you can also choose to add a few decorative pieces, such as white landscape rocks or gnomes figurines. Just make sure to stick to your budget so that you can avoid overspending.
5. Take your time
All of this couldn’t be done in a day, so there’s no need to rush. It’s better to mark a ‘garden” day or two on your calendar so you’d have a more well-planned routine.
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