Whether the winter months have taken their toll on your garden, or you’ve recently moved into a new property and the previous owners weren’t particularly green-fingered, if you have a neglected garden on your hands then you’re going to have some work to do. Having a garden is a luxury for many, so you want to create a space that you can enjoy and make the most of, as well as having a space that gives your home a welcoming feel from the outside. Here are tips to help you restore your neglected garden and create an outdoor space to be proud of.
Make a Plan
First things first, you need to plan out exactly what you wish to achieve and how you’re going to get there. If you have certain tasks that you’re keen to get started on, put them at the top of your list and work your way down. It can be made up of the simplest things, such as cutting the grass or trimming the hedges, but once you have every task in mind written down and added to your plan, you’ll find it much easier to set your time apart to work on certain areas of the garden. A clear plan is also ideal for keeping track of how far you’ve come too, as knowing what is left to do and what you’ve achieved can be extremely motivating when the tasks become more challenging.
There’s nothing worse than an overcrowded, messy garden and this can often become the case when things are too close together. Work out what you want in your garden and clear space in areas that have become overgrown and untidy. It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make when you rip out those dead plants and weeds, clearing room for you plant beautiful new flowers or simply just appreciating the extra floorspace. Take a look at the range of gardening tools at Two Wests to help you work out what you’ll need to help you get the job done, as you’ll need a variety of different items to help you with your cleaning up tasks.
Set a Budget
You may intend to do a lot of the work in the garden yourself, but there are often pieces of equipment or products you’ll need to help get the work done and for this you need to set a budget. Work out exactly what you need to do, with the help of your plan as mentioned above, and work out the costs for items you’re going to need. Once you’ve done this you can focus on setting a clear budget that will help you to stay focused and on track with your gardening project.
Colour is the key to happiness in the garden and it’s something that can change the whole dynamic in an instant. Introducing some colourful flowers to your garden will help to revive the space and bring your garden back to life. Opt for flowers that bloom at different times of the year to ensure you have colour in every season, as this will help to keep your garden looking beautiful, even on those dull days.