The best gardens are carefully designed and well crafted. However, even the most diligently planned gardens still need regular maintenance to ‘keep up appearances’ and to ensure you are always getting the very best out of your garden design day in and day out.
You’ve spent the time and energy in ensuring you have the garden design of your dreams, it would be a shame not to keep it looking as good as new all year round. Follow these simple tips and you too can enjoy your garden with minimal maintenance.
To guarantee beautiful, blooming flower beds you need to make sure you regularly weed. There is nothing more annoying for a gardener than unwanted visitors starting to appear in your beds. Not only do they look unsightly but they will also change the dynamic and look of your once precisely planned flower beds. If you really don’t have much time to keep on top of the weeding, then you’ll be happy to hear there is a cheat that could make your life a little easier, and prettier at the same time. A lot of people use bark chippings or gravel on their beds as it can dramatically reduce the chance of weeds taking hold.
If you have a path in your garden you may have noticed that it doesn’t take long for grass to start to grow over the edges. An over-grown path can quickly make a garden look untidy, but there is an easy solution to this. A simple way of maintaining a neat, stunning garden design would be to invest in a garden edging knife. Edging gives real definition to a garden and will keep your garden looking as good as it did when it was first designed.
Don’t get us wrong, we love it when Autumn comes and the leaves start to turn different shades of brown. However, they don’t look pleasant scattered all over your pristine garden. Raking is a quick and simple way to ensure your lawn is clutter-free and how it’s supposed to be.
You may water your flowers regularly but we cannot stress enough the importance of watering your lawn as well. Watering your garden will keep your lawn looking green, healthy and lush. After all, there’s no point in having a beautifully designed garden with dull looking grass is there?
These tips will obviously depend on your own garden design but we hope you’ve been inspired and encouraged to somehow incorporate these handy tips in to your garden routines.