If your garden looked terrible and ugly for years, then maybe now is the time to give its much needed decluttering and renovation. A beautiful garden can not only add value to your home, but can also provide a sanctuary for your rest and relaxation time. If you’re unsure where to start, then this article is for you. Listed below are a few tips to help you declutter and renovate your garden to make it pretty and lively in no time.
- If you’re a budget conscious person, then upcycling is the key to get most out of your garden without splurging all the way out. If your garden is full of faded furniture, then repaint them instead of throwing them away. Most furniture will look good as new with just a splash of paint.
Recycle and Compost
- You’re probably done mowing your lawn, trimmed your shrubs, pruned those foliage, and cut back trees. Instead of throwing these twigs, leaves, branches, and grass cuttings away, why not turn them into a compost bin? Creating a compost bin is a more environmental friendly way to get rid of clutter. You can also add vegetable and fruit waste into the compost too. Once mixed, this newly created compost can add nutrients to the soil that can help your plants to grow quicker and healthier.
Clean the Shed
- There’s no denying that the shed can become a mini dumpsite for your unwanted household and garden items. Clean your shed by emptying its contents first. This will give you a clear image of what you want to keep and what you want to throw away. If your shed is full of old paint points, fridges, or even mattresses, you may need to acquire a special license or permission first to get rid of such items.
Redesign Your Garden
- Before grabbing your wallet to spend money on expensive landscaping, you may want to consider using existing features first to turn the ugliest part of your garden into something new and pretty. Take advantage of your flower beds, fencing, and terracing to redesign your garden. Bored of having small island-style flower beds? Join them together to make one big flower bed. Cover your walls or fences with attractive vines or crawling plants like the hydrangea or honeysuckle.
Take Good Care of Your Lawn
- Leaving your lawn grow wild is a sign that you’re not taking care of it properly. A tip for mowing your lawn is raising the height of the blades more than usual. Once done, mow the area and then lower the blades and mow again. This will cut the grass properly rather than clogging your mower. You can also get artificial lawns if mowing is kind of a hassle for you. They are cheap, natural looking, and provides perfect level lawn for the rest of your life.
Plant Swap with Your Neighbors
- Got no cash to buy new plants? Then try to barter your plants with your neighbors instead. Organize a plant swap session and invite people in your local area to come together for trading seeds, cuttings, or even entire plants. You can hold this event at your local park, community centers, or even at your home for a much easier convenience. Now that you have a venue, all that’s left to do is pick a time, date, and spread the word about your trading event. You can also use social media to spread the news about your event or just put posters around local shops and let the swapping begin.
As long as you follow these tips above, you can have a beautiful garden in no time. Having a pretty garden can add value to your home and provide peace for you and the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Start decluttering and renovate your garden today!