How To Make Your Back Garden Tidy Healthy and Cosy

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Although maintaining your yard can take up some of your time, it’s well worth it. With a beautiful looking front or backyard, you can enjoy barbecues with your friends, your children can have a nice place to play, or you can just go out when drinking a cup of tea or reading a book, and enjoy the little piece of nature you own. However, it’s not all idyllic landscape and enjoyment: you have to do some hard work as well. Therefore, you might want to check out these little tips that can make it a bit easier for you.

Remove fallen leaves

This is usually applicable for autumn and late summer, but there are always exceptions to look out for. Oaks will shed their leaves during winter and sometimes even in spring. To make your yard nice and neat, don’t hesitate to take out your rake every once in a while.

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Mow regularly

Unless you want your lawn to look like a thing of wilderness, you shouldn’t avoid mowing regularly, no matter how troublesome it may be. Mowing a bit higher can be a good choice too since it can stop the weeds from sprouting by shading the soil. Make sure that the blades of your mower are sharp. A blunt blade can damage the grass, leaving it open to fungi infection.

 

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Don’t forget weeding and pruning

Weeding is very important, even though it may seem okay to have your lawn infested with weeds since they’re barely noticeable when short. They tend to spread, so before you know it, you’ll have a lawn full of weeds. Similarly, pruning mustn’t be neglected, since dead branches on trees, for example, can even be a matter of safety. If you have fruit trees, you should know that they will not produce quality fruits if not pruned accordingly. According to Pol Bishop, a certified tree surgery expertwith over 4 years of experience, cleaning sick leaves and unwanted twigs can happen at any time but more delicate intervention such as thinning or crown raising should follow a yearly cycle.

Remove bald patches

Bald patches on your lawn are possibly the most aesthetically displeasing thing there is. Put some grass seeds on them, and make sure they have enough water to grow in the absence of rain. Add some fertilizer if necessary.

Make compost and use it on your lawn

It’s a wonderful way to reduce waste, and it’s good for your plants as well. Compost stimulates root growth, and it can balance out the pH levels of your lawn. It will give your plant, including your grass, all the nutrients they need.  Another plus is that you won’t need as many fertilizers, so you can save money as well.

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Adapt the space to your needs

Make a pathway. It will look great, and it will keep people off of your lawn. Depending on your preferences, you can make it out of bricks or wood, for example. You want a place to hang out with your friends? Make a barbecue spot. You’d rather chill out alone? A hammock is the thing you need. It’s your yard – make it into space you’ll truly enjoy.

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Add some shade

You’ll need some shade for the hot summer days. Not only is the exposure to the Sun often unpleasant, it can also have a harmful effect on your health, so it’s extremely important to protect yourself. If you have trees in the right places, that’s wonderful. If you don’t, you’ll need a good pergola awning, for example, or a patio umbrella. All of these can look gorgeous as well!

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Make it cosy

Don’t settle for plastic chairs and table. Find some really nice garden furniture or make it yourself. Throw in a bunch of pillows so you’ll be nice and comfy when drinking your morning coffee. Set up a swing for your children (or for you in your moments of childishness), or make an outdoor bar for you. Set up a fireplace. It’s beautiful, it’s romantic, and it’s useful for BBQs or just s’mores. There are so many ideas, so choose what you like and make your yard a dreamland.

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Make it private

No matter how well you get along with your neighbours, you probably don’t want them to have an insight into everything you’re doing at every moment of every day. So, build a fence, or better yet, grow a hedge. The greenery will fit in well with any kind of yard. Another option is to set up lattice panels and plant some vines around them. It may take a bit more time, but it will look stunning.

Your yard can be a piece of heaven for you to enjoy, but unfortunately, it won’t appear out of nowhere. If you put your mind to it and you pull up your sleeves, you can create a beautiful place not just for yourself, but for your friends and family as well.

Jessie is a passionate blogger and home designer. She loves writing about tips and tricks that make every home a better place, inside and outside. Besides this, she loves sports, outdoor activities and spending time with her close ones.

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