Tips For Tackling An Overgrown Garden

If you’ve just moved to a new house, getting the garden sorted out might not be your number one priority. This is perfectly understandable, as you need to get your living areas straight first. However, late autumn and winter can be an ideal time to deal with a basic clearance, because any overgrowth will have died down, making the job easier.

Here are some tips to get on top of your outdoor space before the weeds return in full force, meaning you will have a jungle on your hands!

  1. Cut back overgrowth

Once you have tackled any overgrown hedges, shrubs and trees, you may find that the problem is not as bad as you first feared. Beware of cutting down any trees completely, as they may be subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and you could be fined if you remove it without permission from the council.

  1. Get rid of rubbish

If the garden is full of rubbish, such as unwanted outdoor furniture, rotting sheds, and broken pots, then take it to a recycling centre. If you hire a professional service, check out their credentials and ask to see a licence. If they do not have one, they you will be held responsible if the rubbish is found fly tipped, and traced back to your property.

  1. Remove unwanted plants

It’s easier to clear weeds and plants you don’t want at this time of year. However, take care to pull them up by the roots, or they will just come back to haunt you in the spring. Dig over the soil to get rid of old roots, and help to break up the texture, so that moisture and nutrients can sink into the deeper levels.

  1. Cut up green waste

Break up branches and vegetation, and sort out what you can use for composting and leaf mulch. If you have too much for your green bin, you could take it to your local household recycling centre, or arrange to have it removed.

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