An overgrown garden can be incredibly frustrating to work through! A lot of foliage can beat back even your best clipping efforts, and who knows how long it’ll take you to even clear a square foot of your patio? But your efforts don’t have to be in vain here. Taking your garden from an overgrown and wild jungle to more of a backyard paradise isn’t something you’ll manage in a weekend, but if you’ve got a couple weeks to spare, we can help you finally trim the jungle for good! Here are some top tips.
Make Sure You Clear Any Garbage First
If there’s anything littering your backyard, make sure you get it all up and out of the way first. You can’t clear any of the plant life underneath if you’re dealing with old wood, broken tools and pots, and literal garbage that needs to be recycled on top. So this is your first task. Take a couple hours just to go over your garden as best as you can to make sure none of this stuff is left.
Work in Small Areas
It’s best to start clearing areas out by working in small squares. This way you won’t get overwhelmed by huge, tangled plants all at once. You can move quickly bit by bit, and then set up some garden furniture in a cleared space and enjoy a good cuppa! Make sure you’ve got something you can put all the pulled weeds and clippings into, and then think about setting up your own compost heap.
Start with Weeds, Then Taller Plants
Weeds are the most troublesome of plants when you’re trying to tame and redesign your garden. And that’s why they need to be the next thing you tackle; a lot of weeds are ready to germinate in a matter of days, so pulling them out at the root will help you to keep your garden looking good.
Once you’ve ripped as many as you can see out of the ground, you can then move into the bigger plants, such as bushes and trees and anything else above ground. Like we said above, make sure you do this bit by bit to stop you from getting bored and/or exhausted by the job.
Set Out Your Landscaping Perimeter
Now you’ve got a (semi) flat surface to work with, it’s time to sketch out where you want everything to be. Use your garden’s natural landscaping to your advantage here. If the land dips lower towards the back of your garden, for example, planting trees here would work very well.
And if you’ve got plenty of natural sunlight, you can plant as and where you like without having to worry. Take some time to draw out different ways you can plant and build, and even separate your garden into sections if it helps.
If you’re desperate to get outside and experience the best garden possible, you just need to clear it out in the right way!