Gardening can be easy and inexpensive. If you can devote a little time to spruce up your plants, you can transform the look of your yard and create an urban setting that everyone will admire.
Neglected gardens, on the other hand, are generally full of overgrown plants, weeds, and climbers that have gone out of control. With a few tips, you’ll be able to reclaim your garden and enjoy the benefits that come along with it.
Caring for Your Neglected Garden
- Clip overgrown climbers right down to the ground so you can clear away all tangles and start afresh. If you can’t handle the task yourself, look for good landscape gardeners to get the job done quickly.
- Prune tree branches that are hanging very low. This will give your garden an instant makeover and it will bring more light in as well.
- Cut overgrown shrubs as close to the ground as possible. They will grow back and retain their natural shape, making it easier for you to prune them in the future.
- Replace worn out turf with new turf or consider stripping the lawn bare and starting from scratch. You could either dig up the lawn if it’s not too big or use a total weed killer to kill the grass.
- If you plan to use seeds to grow your grass, use a pre-seeding fertiliser first.
- If you don’t have an automated sprinkler system, water your garden often but don’t overdo it. How often you water will depend on how much rain you’re getting and how dry the weather conditions are.
- Use good quality organic fertilisers once every 3 months to help your plants retain their vigour and bear good fruit.
- One of the simplest things you could do to bring your yard back to life is to wash down pavements and walkways that have accumulated dirt, moss and oily substances. This will brighten up the exteriors of the home. It will also prevent you from slipping on moss and other residues.
- Define your garden with hedges. The best time to plant hedges is in autumn when the soil temperature is perfect for new growth. The most common plants used as hedges are Lilly Pilly, Viburnum tinus and Photinia.
Planning Your Garden Design
You could add more interest to an outdoor space by installing fireplaces, creating sit outs, or building decks. Building a deck is easy if you purchase the essentials and following a few tutorials online. The most important thing is to check the ground for pre-existing pipes or cables. You might also have to pay the council a visit before beginning your project. Get the help of friends to take precise measurements. Finally, draw up a good plan and make sure you create a strong foundation for the deck.
If you don’t have the time to lay out a deck or attend to a neglected garden, call the experts at Paradise Landscapes. We cater to all kinds of landscaping needs in Auckland. We live and breathe gardens so if you have a residential project, we have the experience to help you accomplish it.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your urban setting, give us a call on (09) 294-6413 or use our online contact form to get in touch.