Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Yard Doctors: Rescuing A Garden That’s Showing Signs Of Flatlining

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A beautiful garden can transform any home, but it is the area that probably needs more TLC than any other. So when yours has been left unloved, the enjoyment it offers can quite quickly start to fade. But this doesn’t need to be a death sentence, and there is still time to rescue the outside space.


Small gestures can go a long way to giving your garden a fresh lease of life. Here’s how to achieve it in style.


Respect The Weather


If you’re serious about injecting new life into the outdoor space, you need to ensure that it will look great all year round. Otherwise, all of the good work completed now will become redundant when the seasonal changes take place.


Climate conditions will have a huge impact on the condition of your garden. After all, it is constantly exposed to the elements. Right now, it’s time to start thinking about autumnal preparations. In truth, though, you want to create a garden that requires minimal maintenance throughout the different months of the year.


Your geographic location will play a pivotal role in deciding how you should respond. If you’ve lived in the area for a long time, you probably have a good idea of weather behaviours. For homeowners that are in a new property, a quick search of the internet should tell you everything that needs to be known.


Combine Natural Improvements With Artificial Beauty


The garden is your piece of natural heaven, and you should give nature the best chance to flourish. On the other hand, even keen gardeners don’t want to dedicate too much time to creating that beautiful appearance. The phrase to hold onto here is that a stitch in time saves nine.


Using bulk compost will save you bags of money, and also gives you the best chance of keeping the garden in great health with minimal fuss. With soil in greater condition, plants stand a far better chance of staying that way too. If dead flowers have been the main reason that your garden has looked dead for years, this could be the game changer.


If there’s only one maintenance job that everyone hates, it has to be mowing the lawn. You already have plenty of natural beauty throughout your yard, so why not cheat with artificial grass. It’ll keep the bulk of the yard look perfect day after day, year after year.


Encourage Increased Garden Time


At the top of this post, we talked about the need to give your garden TLC. Perhaps more importantly, though, it needs attention. When you fully appreciate what the garden has to offer, you’ll spend more time enjoying it. In turn, that should encourage you to keep it in better health.


The garden isn’t just a place for natural beauty. Creating a decked seating area can give you a chance to enjoy the outdoor tranquillity. Frankly, that relaxation is a blessing in today’s world. Invest in a quality BBQ too, and you’ll have every reason to keep enjoying the space time and time again.


Meanwhile, you should use garden lighting to extend your time in the yard into the evenings. Once again, it’ll go a long way to pushing you towards greater involvement and treatment. More importantly, it’ll help you seek greater enjoyment.


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