When you’re not paying attention, it can sneak up on you. If you have a garden and aren’t the most green-thumbed person, you might be surprised at the condition of your messy garden.
Do it a Little More Often
One of the most typical problems with a messy garden is that you allow it to become that way by doing nothing. It’s understandable if you don’t want to spend the entire day in the garden.
However, by following a basic weekly maintenance checklist, you can divide the process into much smaller jobs, making it much more manageable. It’s preferable to having to accomplish everything all at once.
Hire Someone to Do it For You.
To avoid losing your garden while also avoiding having to do too much labor yourself, you’ll have to hire someone to take care of it for you. But this will cost some money.
This might involve routine garden services. However, there are some tasks that should be left to professionals, such as tree trimming. You can have a beautiful looking garden without lifting a finger if you have the funds for it.
Alternatively, if you just want to get the garden into a more manageable state, you can hire a gardener for a one-time visit. Either way, all you’d need to do is pay your gardener and sit back and relax!
Give Yourself Less to Deal with in the Garden.
Even if you don’t enjoy gardening, you can always assign yourself a less workload. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. With the correct landscaping, you can make your yard minimal maintenance by better organizing it and separating distinct zones.
You can reduce the amount of space available for gardening by constructing a patio or deck. You can even invest in an artificial lawn to completely replace your current one. Of course, there is now technology available that automates certain aspects of garden care, such as a self-driving lawnmower and automatic water sprinklers.
Here are some other tips to give you less to do in the garden:
- Plant evergreens
- Replace hedges with fences
- Reduce the size of your lawn with flower beds or other decor
Accept your Messy Garden
Reclaiming your messy garden may not be necessary for all circumstances. It’s entirely an aesthetic decision as long as there are no difficulties compromising the health and safety of your home, such as a branch that touches your roof or a neighbor’s property, or a bug infestation coming in from the garden.
For a more organic (and some might say beautiful) lawn, you can purposely let it grow wild by sowing wildflower seeds.
Unfortunately, as long as you have real greenery in your yard, you’ll have to take care of it in some way. However, this does not exclude you from taking a few detours along the road.