Overgrown plants, tangled weeds, brown grass, and used as a dumping ground! If that is what your garden currently looks like it may be time for a glow up. Happily, there are some simple things you can do to get the look and the usability of your outdoor space back up to scratch. Read on to find out what they are.
Back to basics
The absolute first thing you need to do when glowing up your garden is to take things back to basics. What this means that you need a good foundation on which to start. Of course, depending on how overgrown your outdoor space is currently, this can take a lot of work. Although getting some help from friends, family, or even a professional gardener in can make it a lot easier.
First, you need to cut back any overgrown trees, shrubs, and plants. Then you need to attack any weeds that you don’t actually want in your garden in the first place. Remember though to do this properly, you will need to address growth at the roots either by digging them out or using a weedkiller.
Then it’s time to work on your lawn. When it comes to your lawn, most areas can be saved if you cut the grass and then add grass seed and fertilizer to cover over brown patches. Of course, to get faster results, you may choose to dig up the turf and replace it with new.
When you have your garden down to the ‘bare bones’ it is a good idea to think about where you will put your seating area. After all, you will want a space where you can sit and enjoy the fruits of your hard labor.
If you already have a patio in place, then it makes sense to use that space. It is also a smart idea to find patio covers for your seating area that will protect you from strong sunlight and showers too. The reason being that then you will get much more use out of your garden, no matter what the season or climate.
Next, it’s time to think about the planting scheme you will use. Now, to get the best results in this, you will need to think not only about the aesthetics of your outdoor space but other issues as well.
One such issue is the amount of tending and work you are prepared to do in your garden once it’s fully grown. After all, if you have a busy life and want a low maintenance garden, you will need to choose plants like buddleja over ones that require intensive care like Orchids.
Additionally, to get the best results, you will also need to match the plants you use to the soil type that you have in your garden, and the climate in your location as well. The reason being that without the nutrients and conditions they need to thrive, you will have to put in much more work to get your plants to look good. Something that will make the end result of your garden glow up much harder to achieve.