Think of what your ideal garden would look like. It’s highly likely that your idea will focus on a neat, tidy, beautiful garden. Now look out of the window and what do you see?
If your beautiful garden matches the picture you had in your mind’s eye, congratulations. If, however, your garden is much messier than you would like it to be – as many people’s are – then don’t worry; there are plenty of things you can do to tidy it all up and enjoy the view to the utmost. Read on to find out more.
Install A Shed
One of the reasons your garden might be a mess is that you don’t have anywhere to store your tools and equipment. So it is left on the patio, or hidden under crates, or stashed around the side of the house. Not only is this messy, but it is potentially dangerous (no one wants to stand on a garden fork or rake accidentally). It’s also not very secure either (a burglar could either take this equipment that has just been left outside, or use it to break in with). Plus, it’s not good for the tools to be left out in the elements either.
The solution is a straightforward one; have a shed installed. When you look at custom sheds, you’ll see that you can design them to fit any space easily and fulfill any needs. Ensure that it looks good by painting it and decorating it. Once you have a shed, all your garden equipment and tools can be neatly stored away, making the overall look a much tidier one.
You Mow Too Low
You might assume that there is only one want to mow your lawn, and that’s to use a lawnmower to cut it short – ideally as short as you can. This, however, could be a mistake and might be another reason why your beautiful garden is looking untidy.
When you cut your grass too low, a practice known as ‘scalping’, the end result is weakened grass that has no protection.This it can easily be damaged should anyone walk across it or through weather – extreme heat can burn it and lots of rain can essentially drown it. Also, when your lawn is too low, moss starts to form in the gaps. It’s better to cut your grass a little higher if you want it to stay looking neat.
You Haven’t Thought About Your Shrubs
It’s exciting to have a backyard to landscape, and it’s easy to get carried away when you’re purchasing shrubs and trees to plant. You know what you want the end result to be, and the plants you’ve bought are ideal.
What you might not have considered is that these plants will grow, and when they do, they won’t look as good as they did when you first planted them. This is something you will need to plan for and ensure that you can trim everything back as soon as you see that it’s starting to get out of control. Doing this regularly means that everything will stay exactly as you wanted it.