4 Tips for Clearing Out Your Garden

If your garden is looking more akin to a jungle, then it may be time for that spring clear out. The ravages of winter can leave your garden in disarray, with frostbitten plants, rusted furniture, and debris scattered everywhere. Getting your garden ready for summer provides a great goal to work towards and means that you can enjoy the fruits of your labour when the sun finally makes an appearance. If you’re ready to embark on your big garden clear-out, then here are some tips to help you get started.

  • Clear Up

The first thing you will want to tackle is all of the debris that has gathered in your garden over the winter months. This may include anything from fallen sticks and branches, to leaves and rubbish. Anything that is covering grassy areas is liable to block the sunlight and prevent growth, so it is essential to rake these areas properly. You should also prune and trim any overgrown plants and bushes. In your clear up, you may also come across dead plants or potted flowers which simply need to go. On top of this, any furniture which has rusted or rotted during the rainy season may have become unsalvageable. In these cases, it is best to bite the bullet and throw it out. The sheer amount of rubbish that is accumulated from a proper garden clear-out can be surprising, and it may be necessary to take a few trips to the dump or to hire a skip. You can find a whole range of different sized skips in Bilston, which come at affordable prices to suit any need. For larger gardens in particular, skip hire is usually preferable as it takes the trouble out of where to put everything.

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  • Make a Plan

Once your clear out allows you to see your garden properly again, you can begin to plan its rebirth. You may wish to make changes to the landscaping of your garden, by adding ponds, pathways or flower beds. A simple sketch will allow you to visualise your plans and assess whether they work aesthetically. Consider which new plants are needed to complement your existing ones, and research whether these are suitable for the soil, climate and shading of a particular area.

  • Purchase and Plant

Once you have finalised your plans, you can visit your local garden centre to purchase all of the materials, furniture, plants and flowers needed to make it a reality. It’s then time for the fun part: replanting your garden. It is hugely satisfying to see your new garden come into shape as you begin to add fresh colour and greenery.

  • Enjoy!

If all has gone to plan, the summer sun will be out and you can finally sit back, relax and enjoy your new garden! This will feel all the sweeter in the knowledge that all of your hard work has paid off. Why not organise a barbecue with friends to show off your newly manicured backyard?

A garden makeover is the perfect way to be out with the old and in with the new. There’s no better way to welcome in the summer months than to sit in your own beautiful backyard drinking a Pimm’s in the sunshine.