Every gardener has their own preferences for how their outdoor space should look and feel, but one thing we all tend to agree on is that we want to keep our gardens neat and tidy. If you are struggling to keep your garden in tip top condition, here are just a few tips on how you can do this easily and with very little time, effort or expense.
- Keep Your Shed Tidy
A tidy shed is the key to a tidy mind, and while many people who come over and look at your garden won’t ask to look inside your shed, ensuring that you have that room to put bulbs, compost, and particularly tools away makes sure that they aren’t left lying around the garden, helping to make it look much more tidy.
- Trim Hedges
It is little touches like trimming hedges that help to make your garden look a little bit neater and tidier and providing that you keep on top of trimming hedges and bushes, it really isn’t as big a job as you think.
- Regularly Sort Out Borders
Not only can keeping your borders free of fallen leaves and general rubbish help to make them look neater and tidier, but it can also help with the growth and condition of your plants – having both these advantages makes sorting out your borders a definite must, and as with trimming hedges, if you keep on top of it regularly, it doesn’t have to be a really daunting job.
- Keep On Top Of Weeding
Weeds drive most gardeners insane because it seems as though as soon as you’ve finished weeding everywhere, they start springing up again almost instantly – some people prefer to buy weed killer sprays to tackle the problem, while others prefer to just dig them up – neither way is better and it’s all personal preference, but there’s no denying that keeping on top of weeding will dramatically change the look of your garden.
- Pick Up Fallen Fruit
This isn’t applicable to everyone, but if you have fruit trees or bushes, you’ll know that fallen fruit can make your garden look really messy. It never takes long for it to go mushy or covered in flies, so getting rid of it as soon as you see it is really important to prevent you ending up with a layer of mush covering your grass or soil.
- Rake Leaves
If you don’t want to splash out on a leaf blower, it is important to keep leaves neatly raked to prevent them getting slippery or mulchy in horrible weather. It can be a bit of a chore, but as with all the other garden jobs, providing you keep on top of it, you can have it done in no time.
- Keep Greenhouses Clean
Just giving your greenhouse a wipe down every now and then helps to keep it looking brand new. Not only does this make your garden look completely different, but it will also ensure that you don’t waste a lot of money shelling out on a new greenhouse when all yours really needs is a clean. It’s not a fun job and no one wants to do it, but the difference it will make to your garden is bigger than you will ever expect.
- Use Wheelie Bin Storage
Plenty of people opt to leave their wheelie bins in their garden for easy access but many hate how they look. The bright coloured plastic often doesn’t blend in with a beautiful cared for garden and this leads many people to invest in wheelie bin storage. This is a wooden structure that your bins go inside, making them blend in nicely with the garden and giving them a natural finish. This stops them being eyesores and can be the finishing touch that lots of neat and tidy gardens really need.
Obviously, these are just a few ways in which you can make your garden look its best, everyone has their own idea of how they want their own garden to look, but if you are a newbie gardener or an old pro simply looking for some fresh inspiration, these tips are definitely a good place to start.