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How to Clean Your Garden?

8 January 2020
How to Clean Your Garden?

Maintaining your garden and ensuring it is always clean and green is extremely important: not only will it keep your home looking nice and welcoming, but it also provides a place for you to throw parties, for your children to play and enjoy, and for you to bathe in the sun. Sadly, most people don’t know how to take care of their garden properly, and when they do it, they spend way more time than is necessary. We’ll help you learn how to maintain your garden by employing a few effective methods that don’t take a lot of time and give you excellent results:

Make Sure You Have All the Necessary Tools and Organize Them

Having the right tools for the job is necessary if you want to maintain your garden efficiently. This includes all the necessary items like gloves, pruning shears, loppers, hand trowels, etc. No matter the kind of garden you have, you’ll likely need these tools. Next up, you’ll need to make sure you get more specialized tools for your particular uses. If you predominantly grow tulips and don’t grow trees or perennials, you’ll likely need less pruning tools, but you’ll be working in the soil much more. That’s why you need to focus on tools that will make your work with the soil easier and pay less attention to tools used for pruning. If you aren't sure which tools to get, it is always a good idea to check some product review sites to get expert opinion on the most prevalent tools on the market.

Now that you have all the tools necessary - you need to ensure you organize them and store them effectively. You don’t want your tools to regularly rust or break due to poor storage, keeping them tidy, clean, and investing in specialized storage to keep them will help you save money in the long run. One more thing you need to keep in mind is the availability of the tools you require often. For example, some people keep all the tools haphazardly in their attic, and when it comes time to work in the garden, they’ll spend twenty minutes preparing the tools and then they’ll need twenty minutes storing the tools when they finish. This means this adds 40 minutes to each garden maintenance session, and this could add up to a lot of wasted time in the long run. That’s why it is important to keep the most used tools close to your garden and in reach so you can do the oft-required light maintenance jobs easily.

What You Put in Your Garden Determines How Much You Need to Tend to It

What you grow in your garden determines how often and how much you need to care for it. There are a few things that determine this:

  • The lawn: the lawn is the most crucial part of your garden. You want it to be green, not patchy, not too long, and healthy. That’s why a lot of people spend the most amount of time tending to the lawn. For people who really don’t like cleaning their garden and maintaining it, artificial lawns are a great alternative. They are green 24-7, they don’t need mowing, and they won’t become patchy. This is one of the time-saving options you can consider.
  • Plants: what kind of plants you grow in your garden have a huge effect on the amount of time you need to clean and upkeep your garden. For example, if you grow a non-ever-green tree in your garden, you need to look forward to cleaning falling leaves from your garden for the duration of autumn. If you grow roses, you need to tend to the soil each year, etc. Determine how much free time you have and how much you’re willing to invest in your garden before choosing the plants.
  • Time: as you spend more time working in your garden, you’ll become more experienced, and you’ll be able to handle the cleaning jobs more efficiently. Furthermore, you won’t need to spend money on tools each year, so the upfront costs of the tools won’t be recurring and this frees up more funds in the future. Lastly, junk will accumulate over time in your garden, and it is always a good idea to call a junk removal service once a year to keep your garden absolutely clean. It is always a good idea to call a removal service near you.