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Time is a very amusing thing. On the one hand, it seems we don’t have enough of it, but on the other hand, too much time can also ruin stuff. It is the same for gardening as well. With time you can develop the most beautiful garden, and also at the same time, it can also cause damage to the planned landscape.
But also, having a jungle-like garden can be an added attraction for someone, or it can be a cause of despair. In the end, it all depends on how you look at it and how much you love gardening. So, we have come up with a guide to help you clear an overgrown garden with some DIY garden clearance tips. Let’s start!
How To Clear Overgrown Garden?
Every garden is not the same, but still, you should follow some general steps to clearing your overgrown garden.
- First, remove all the rubbish lying around in your garden
- Trim the hedges of the plants. Overgrown hedges are more responsible behind the cluttered garden.
- You should identify the plants you want to keep. It’s possible that you don’t have any extensive knowledge of plants, but you will be able to detect some of the shrubs, bushes, and climbers that get revived when neglected.
- Another gradual process is removing weeds by hand. You can use a fork or can apply weedicides and pull out the dead weeds.
- After following the above steps, your garden will start to take shape, but you still need to watch weeds. One technique for this is using a soil solarisation method by covering the plant area with a plastic sheet and securing it with stones. So, what will happen, that the generated heat due to the sun will kill any weedlings, pest insects, bacteria, and fungi? At the onset of spring, you can remove the plastic.
- It’s important to keep digging and tilling the soil to improve the soil texture.
DIY Clearance Tips
1. Use the season to your benefit
During summer, clearing the jungle-like garden will be more challenging than in late autumn and early spring. Because during this time, the plant growth slows down or even not yet emerged.
2. Start making a compost bin
Composting from garden waste is always a smart move. Plus, it will boost the growth of your plants.
3. Avoid strimming to get rid of weeds
Strimming gives a short-lived result as the weeds will keep coming back. But it also boosts weeds’ growth by dispersing their seeds.
Water regularly will help new plant roots and shoots to grow.