Have A Neglected Garden? Here’s How To Bring It Back To Life

There are a number of reasons why gardens can become neglected. No matter the extent of the situation, gardens can still be restored through various ways and regain their original appeal. With proper planning, consistent effort, and tons of patience, you can easily rejuvenate any type of garden and transform it.

Test the soil

It’s always a smart idea to get a soil test before you start dealing with a neglected garden. This can be really useful if you were growing vegetables and fruits. However, a soil test may not be necessary if you’re only growing annual and perennial flowers. For additional information on that process, see our article here.

Learn the value of regular pruning

Restore your garden’s sense of space by regular pruning. Shrubs and bushes both need a thorough pruning even if they seem to have minimal life left. Cut back overgrown and unkempt hedges to maintain the boundary lines. Not only pruning encourages plants to revive and grow better, it also instills a sense of nurture and care in your garden in an instant even when there’s still a lot of work that’s needed.

Pay attention to lines and boundaries

A wildly overgrown garden is prone to having improperly maintained boundaries. Always remember that keeping your panels and fences in good condition can add a dramatic change to any form of garden aesthetics. In other words, it’s best to renew rotten fences and take care of wooden boundaries by applying a fresh coat of creosote. You can also paint the concrete posts and get a striking effect as a result. For ideas, you can visit our post on the subject here.

Record each phase to see and analyze improvement

With the help of a camera, you can take pictures of each phase that your garden goes through while it’s on a revitalizing stage. One example is taking a picture of your garden after you have removed the weeds. When you are conscious of every phase, you can easily plan how you want your garden to appear in the end. You can decide on the type of boundaries to use, the plants that you want to keep, the colors to achieve, the height limits for every section, and whether you would like a formal or an informal garden.

Keep the lawn free from weeds and moss

Start by cutting the grass to a certain level that will make it easier to mow, water, and leave unattended for a few days. Next, cut the grass using a conventional lawnmower and make sure that the entire lawn is free from weeds. Lastly, apply fertilizer after you have understood specific instructions.

Remove poison ivy with a lot of care

If you find any poison ivy vines in your overgrown garden, the best thing to do is to clear them. Make sure you get the roots, too. Be very careful not to drop any seeds while doing the process, as this will result to seeing new vines in the future.

Identify your budget

Don’t let your budget get out of control and cause your project to an unforeseen halt. Bear in mind that landscaping can be very costly particularly if you’re attending to a large-sized garden. However, planting can be cheap especially if you’re planting a seed.