The Inexpensive Way To Transform A Garden Full Of Weeds
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The trouble with weeds is that they tend to take over any sized garden quickly, especially if you leave patches of bare soil. Not all weeds are bad, of course. It’s good to leave ‘wild areas’ to attract insects and wildlife. And many ‘weeds’ are excellent for human health too – such as dandelion or red clover.
But it’s all about balance. You might not want patches of stinging nettles all over the place, if you have young children, for example.
The good news is that you can transform any outdoor space filled with unwanted weeds into a basic yet beautiful garden. Even better, you can achieve that goal without spending much money, and all you need to do is invest a bit of your time and energy into the project.
If that’s something you’d like to do, here are some details on the steps you need to take:
Use A Lawnmower And Strimmer
The first thing you need to do, and arguably the toughest part of your challenge, is removing all the weeds in your garden. Thankfully, that’s something you can accomplish with the help of a good quality lawnmower and strimmer.
It first makes sense to go over the area without any tools to check for objects that could potentially damage a lawnmower, such as discarded children’s toys or large stones/rocks.
Next, start cutting the grass and weeds with the lawnmower, followed by the edges of your garden or lawn with the strimmer.
Level The Ground
The next thing you need to do is level the ground. After all: you don’t want to have a garden or lawn with bumpy bits! How can you make the ground level – especially if you’ve got a large area to cover?
One of the best ways to make light work of such a task is by using a tiller. Some people call them rotavators; others may refer to them as cultivators.
In a nutshell, a tiller mixes up the soil beneath it and helps to level it all out instead of doing it manually with shovels, rakes, and other equipment.
Spread Some Grass Seeds
Once your soil is clear of all weeds, you can spread grass seeds to ensure fresh new grass grows in their place. You might not know it, but several varieties of grass exist that you can grow in your garden or lawn.
If you can’t source any grass seeds locally, you won’t have any trouble finding a suitable grass seeds supplier on the Internet.
Wherever you buy, make sure you follow the instructions on the box to ensure you’ve got the best chance of growing some beautiful grass on your garden or lawn. It usually grows best when sown in the spring or autumn. But grass is pretty hardy stuff!
Create Some Borders
Last but not least, you can always add some extra aesthetics to your outdoor spaces and beautify your garden by creating borders around your lawns.
You can buy and plant some inexpensive plants for those borders to help make your garden more colourful and decorative. And remember to plant those all-important plants for bees, butterflies and insects.
Consider using some free reclaimed wood or bricks to create your borders and provide an attractive way to separate your plant areas from the main lawns.
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