You may wish to beautify your landscape, be it your lawn or yard. But every beautiful thing comes with a price. You will need to invest a certain amount of time and energy to get a picturesque landscape readied at your home.
While gardening comes as a hobby to many, there are people who only have a vague idea about maintaining their lawn/yard. It is particularly important to timely clean up your garden, more so right after Fall.
Keeping your plants in shape so that they don’t look unruly is another important part of landscape cleanup. This post will try to provide some quick tips to those looking for ideas on how to clean up your landscape.
Tools that you’ll need to clean up your Lawn/Yard
Apart from your precious hands, there are certain minimal tools that you will need to keep with you for cleaning up your lawn. Basic tools that you’ll need are –
- Trash Bag
- Pair of shears/large scissors
- Trash Bag/Metal garbage bin
How to Clean Up Your Landscape?
Start with removing Debris
One of the first things to do while cleaning up your yard is by removing rubbish. Look for dead leaves and grass, faecal matter of dogs and cats, dead stalks and other litter. This part may sound somewhat unpleasant, but it is an important step towards a beautiful landscape.
Prepare Mulch from Plant Debris
All the dead stalks and leaves can be chipped into smaller components by using a shredder or a chipper. These shredded parts can then be converted into useful mulch or compost for gardening. The ones that cannot be converted to mulch should be right away discarded in trash bags or garbage cans.
Groom your Plants
While out-of-shape plants look quite unwelcoming to guests, the same is also not considered healthy for the other plants. Make sure to shape your plants so that they do not cause hindrance to growth for each other. Also prune diseased plants or plant parts so that healthy ones get the sunlight and nutrients to grow.
Prepare Plant Beds
You might already have some mulch from the debris that you collected while cleaning your lawn. Use that compost to layer your plant beds to ensure making up for replenished nutrients from the soil.
Also make sure to remove weeds from plant beds as they act as parasites on healthy plants. Do the same for plants on garden paths. You may also want to opt for chemical fertilizers.
Ensure Proper Finishing Touches for a well-planned Landscape
You may choose to add new plants and pots to replace the ones that wore off. You should also consider using enclosures for your trash cans, clean the fence and drainage gutters and repair gates.
These will enhance the beauty of your lawn and make it worth your hard work and time that you put in cleaning it up. You must also take equal care in maintaining your gardening tools by regularly cleaning and sharpening them.
A beautiful lawn looks warm and welcoming and enhances the beauty of your house. It is thus important for you to regularly and diligently take care of your plants and foliage to help them grow and bloom better.