It might not be cleaning per se, but it is a dirty job, cleaning, or clearing, the garden is either a much loved past time or a dreaded chore; ignored, overlooked and left to become overgrown. Perhaps you’re sick of not being able to enjoy those rare days of the summer sun in a beautiful garden, or you’re looking to sell your home and are in need of some much sought after garden appeal. Whatever your reasons, roll up your sleeves, find some gardening gloves and get on with the cleaning, clearing and sprucing up your garden with this handy guide.
Clearing out space
As any cleaning guide states. It’s important to start with clearing out everything you don’t want or need. Your garden might slowly be turning into a rubbish tip, so it’s essential to get a spade and some bin bags and start shovelling in all those random bits and pieces that have wound up in your yard. If you’re lucky enough to have one, now is the perfect time to clear out any sheds or outhouses that might also be in disarray. Once it’s clear, you can get cracking with cleaning it up by mowing the grass and refreshing any soil. Purchase new soil for large spaces to make it look instantly fresher and appealing, as well as investing in some good grass feeder and nutrients; it will do wonders for green spaces and also nurture some beautiful plants.
Cleaning up the garden
You’ll be amazed at how much space you have to work with once the garden is clear. Even the smallest space can be shown off cleverly to incorporate a healthy garden. By cleaning up the edges and paying attention to those little details your garden will be transformed from a simple yard into a magnificent outdoor space perfect for animals, children or sunbathing. Don’t cut corners and pay attention to the small things such as trimming the edges of the grass, de-weeding between the paves and trowelling the soil. Such small details make a huge difference and make all that effort worthwhile. Your garden will actually look cleaner, and with that so will the shed, the back door and the fence, making for a much fresher and appealing garden.
If you’ve moved into a new home, you might require some professional help with clearing out the mayhem that may be left after the old owners. Although, you may be surprised at how much of it is manageable on your own. Hire a skip, if the job requires, and spend the day clearing out the space chucking everything in the bin and you’ll soon discover a lovely garden underneath. If there’s only moss, weeds and paving stones in your garden, you might be tempted to leave it, but even yards can be inviting outdoor spaces once they’re cleaned up. Blast stones with power washes, be sure to rid the cracks of weeds and add fresh sand between the cracks to prevent weeds.
Now that the garden is looking cleaner and clearer, you may as well treat you and your new-found green-fingered ways to get the most from your new, fresh and inviting garden. Spruce up a tired, lifeless looking garden with some flowers and plants which will not only add colour and liven up your outdoor space, no matter how small or big, your garden will instantly look brighter and more appealing. It will also encourage you to pay greater care and attention to cleaning up the grass and taking care of those pretty plants. If tending to live things isn’t for you, instead opt for some outdoor decoration. It doesn’t need to be elaborate water features but an attractive table, garden lights or even just re-varnishing the fence makes a massive difference.
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