What do you imagine when you think of a beautiful, vibrant garden space? It might be perfectly arranged flower beds, gorgeous garden paths and mystical lighting arrangements. It’s unlikely that you think about mowing the lawns, weeding the beds and removing unwanted debris from the garden.
But crafting and maintaining the perfect garden is as much about adding the correct, beautiful features to make up a whole, radiant display as it is about removing unwanted plants and waste – together both elements will ensure you can enjoy a gorgeous outdoor space all year round.
Here are a few tips to maintain this:
Find a storage space
You’ll need a sizeable place to keep all of your tools – preventing them from rusting or being stolen. Finding the right sized garden storage area for your garden is a matter of identifying how much space you need, what you’re going to utilise it for, and how secure you’d like it to be.
Once you’ve assessed your needs, check online for the best deals in finding your garden shed. Be sure to have some friends around to help you install the building in the right location, and be sure to give it the correct structural foundation to prevent it blowing over in the wind.
Have a system in place
For those with the most prevalent green thumbs, it’s likely that you’re creating plenty of gardening waste while moving soil, turf, trees and plants around. This can contribute to a messy ‘workstation’ the moment that you try anything new. Of course, you are outside, so you cannot have it perfect, but you can come close.
The best way to achieve this is to have a system in place. Strategically place your wheelbarrow to transport your debris to the tipping point you have allocated, and make sure that it’s close enough to get to so you’re not dissuaded to leave it all to the last minute. Clean and tidy as you go, and you’ll be sure to have a neat garden worth of envy.
Create a compost area
Compost is a depository of all the dead flowers, weeds, even raw vegetable scraps that you’d like to ‘decompose.’ Once its ready and well rotted down you can spread your compost on your beds to help feed your plants and improve the texture of your soil. For me, this is one of the more exciting aspects of crafting a garden space and it’s important that you do it effectively. Unfortunately, due to the decaying matter, composts can smell a little, so make sure you situate it away from any seating areas.
Keep on top of these considerations, and you’re likely to craft a garden space worthy of envy, if not only for its design but its tidiness too!