Take the precaution of cleaning as you go – one common mistake many of us make, is waiting until all the construction and renovation is done to start cleaning up. Regardless to whether you are doing the construction, or you’re using professionals, make sure to cleanup (or get it cleaned up), at the end of each day. This way, not only will the task not get harder, it will also not take as much time when you have to do a proper cleanup job.
Having a big garden can be both a blessing and a curse at times. Sure, it’s the perfect setting for garden picnics, and playing in the open; but it definitely takes time and energy to keep in mint condition. Unfortunately, with how busy our lives tend to be, time and energy is what we have the least to spare. And as a result, the garden gets abandoned and before long, looks a complete mess. If you are looking to restore it to its former glory, then here are our tips for you…
- Think of your safety first – a garden that has not received love in a while can be a little dangerous. The immediate danger comes on the ground. Broken things, poisonous insects (or snakes; depending on where you live), and poisonous plants are all dangerous. Of course, this depends entire on how long the garden has been abandoned; and where exactly your home is. Once you have gotten rid of these immediate dangers, make sure that there is no potential danger for yourself or your home through the surrounding trees in form of broken or rotten limbs.
- Use the proper people – whether it’s a tree service, landscaping service, or a simple gardening agency; make sure you are employing and using the proper people to restore your garden to its former glory. While you might feel you can handle most of this by yourself, you must remember that this will cost you more time and effort. Don’t hesitate to get the service of a labour hire Sydney construction for the more heavy and complicated jobs.
- Start from the walkway – without a doubt, the walkway is one of the most prominent part of your garden; especially if it’s the front garden. Make this your priority to fix. Lay out the paving stones and see that the turf laying Sydney is properly installed. If you are not ready to spend a great deal on the walk way while your garden is still in a questionable state, look for low priced paving stones.
- Now work on the areas prominently seen – once you have worked on the walkway, and have a proper stepping area for your guests (and yourself, of course!) start working in the other prominent areas. For example, you can next work by the entrance to your home, or the area around your entrance gate. From planting new plants to trimming the overgrown older plants to even yanking out the unnecessary plants, your agenda is pretty much self-made after this. Don’t forget to check the quality of the soil and enrich it if necessary…!
- Plant low maintenance plants for the beginning – like moving into a new home or starting to work at a new workplace takes time to adjust to and get used to, it takes time for a garden to adjust to you and your style of gardening as well. To make sure your garden doesn’t look bare and barren, consider planting a few low maintenance plants for the beginning. Alternatively, you can also plant grown plants so it doesn’t take as long to see results.