If you have left the grass to grow a little too long over the winter and spring, then you’ll need to try and tackle the wilderness as summer rolls in.
If you want to enjoy your garden this summer, there may be quite a bit of work that needs to be done.
How do you create a beautiful garden when everything looks like a jungle?
Here’s how you can bring your garden back to life after it’s become overgrown.
If you currently have hedges, you will no doubt need to trim these first. Using an electric hedge trimmer will make the job quicker and easier.
If you don’t have hedges, now might be a good chance to plant one. Hedges provide a natural shade, help block out sounds, and above all else help provide you with additional privacy.
Consider planting a Yew hedge. You could either buy and plant your hedge from young plants which will grow quickly, or that will be full-sized from the start.
Taking Care Of Your Lawn
Your lawn is probably one of the biggest areas of your garden. It is also an area that is likely to become very overgrown if it’s left to its own devices.
If it has been a while since you last mowed your lawn, then it may be too long to easily mow using a lawnmower.
Use a strimmer to cut your lawn down as low as it will possibly go. You won’t get an even cut with a strimmer, however, you will be able to clear your lawn so that you can tidy it up.
Once you have strimmed your lawn you will need to rake off any dead grass that you have cut. Then, you can set to work on tidying up the edges of your lawn.
To tidy the edges, turn the strimmer head sideways and cut along the edge of the lawn. Be sure to follow the line of your path straight so that you get a neat finish.
Once you have finished with the strimmer, you can then mow the lawn to tidy it up.
If there are any parts of your lawn that have died, put down grass seeds so that you can fill any dead patches.
Tidying Up Your Patio And Pathways
If your lawn has become overgrown, the chances are that your path and patio are in a similar state.
Firstly, you should think about using a pressure washer to clean your path and patio. There may have been a build-up of dirt over the last few harsh months.
Get your path and patio as clean as possible. If there are weeds in the gaps between the concrete tiles the water from the pressure washer will help to loosen up the soil and roots of the weeds. This will make it easier to pick out or dig up.
Use a long tool such as a patio knife to get the weeds up without having to kneel or bend over.
We hope these tips help, and if you have any other great ideas, please do let us know.
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