Spring Garden Clean Up Tips
27 February 2017
As the warmer days approach, many home owners start to think about their garden and tidying it up. Gardens need a lot of care and attention to look nice all year round and some people who are keen gardeners can keep their gardens looking good all year round. But, for a lot of people it is a task that is only done when the spring and the longer brighter days arrive. If you are preparing a garden tidy up, here you can find some tips on how to make this an easier task.
Planning garden clearance
You need to allow some time and consider how you are going to dispose of the waste. Many people create a compost pile to get rid of dead leaves, weeds and other garden waste. This sort of waste is also called green waste and includes grass cuttings, soil, twigs and weeds. There is also likely to be garden furniture, old pots, pesticides and tools to dump, so plan on how you are going to handle the removing of it all. Composting is useful when you have leftovers from the kitchen such as coffee grinds, teabags, vegetable peelings etc. For other waste, there are garden recycling skips and professional garden clearance companies to deal with large amounts.
Where to begin
It is worth getting rid of broken and useless garden furniture first; removing unwanted garden items will instantly give you a clear picture of what to do next. Having a garden clean up will filter out unwanted rubbish that has been lying about in the shed, garage or garden. Creating space is a good feeling and having a good sort-out will help you get rid of the rubbish that is of no use. Once the rubbish is gone, then you can begin dealing with the garden.
Getting the patio in order
Once you are free of your garden rubbish, you can start sorting out the garden. After a long harsh winter it is likely to be a mess. The grass is likely to be overgrown and the borders out of hand with weeds, and the pathways and patio not looking their best. Patio cleaning should be next; get rid of the grime that has been accumulated over the winter months. There may be some weeding to do here first. Then remove the garden furniture and containers so everywhere is clear to wash. Use a pressure washer to remove the moss and dirt; make sure you cover up the surrounding walls and wear protective clothing. Use the pressure washer to clean dirty furniture and pots too. If weeds are a problem, consider using a weed killer to keep them under control.
Next is the lawn, grass cutting is the first job that will need to be done. If it is too long for a mower, first use a grass trimmer to reduce the length, then lawn mowing should be easier. It will need to be done a few times to get it looking good. You could invest in lawn restoration and repair products to revive the grass.
Other garden maintenance
After the lawn there is the planting and weeding, generally it is a backbreaking chore digging and bending but once you have it under control you can keep on top of it weekly. Make sure you sort out any hedge trimming and pruning, remove leaves and if you have compost, this is the ideal place to dispose of your waste. Look online for tips on making compost heaps. They are useful and will save money you on hiring garden waste removal companies to discard your garden rubbish.