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House Cleaning 101: 5 Tips to Maintain Cleanliness in the Garden

Posted February 12th, 2019 by Robin Nichols in

It’s so nice to relax in your outdoor living space and spend time bonding with kids in your garden with fresh air, colorful flowers, trees, and green grass around. While it’s crucial to water the plants and mow the lawn, a beautiful garden should be organized and clean. So, let’s check these helpful tips to maintain the cleanliness in your garden!

1. Remove Leaves and Branches

During the fall season, dried leaves, stems, and branches usually accumulate in the garden. It’s important to clear your garden with these things and human-made rubbish to maintain a beautiful garden. Removing dry leaves also reduces pests from attacking fresh leaves during spring. Here are some helpful tips:

  • You can remove leaves by cleaning the garden yourself. You can also hire a rubbish removal service, like 1300 Rubbish Removal, if you can’t manage to do it due to your busy schedule or you have no appropriate tools available.
  • Pruning damaged branches and stems is a good practice to prevent plant diseases from spreading or damaging the whole plant.

2. Keep the Land Clear

While it’s crucial to keep your garden clear of fallen leaves or twigs, you also need to ensure that:

  • You store garden tools, such as spades and rakes, in your garden shed to avoid accidents and keep your garden clutter-free.
  • Dispose of leaves, stems, and branches into a compost heap or separate bin. You can recycle them and use it as fertilizer for your plants.

3. Prevent Soil Erosion

Soil erosion can extremely mess up your great garden design, including its layout and your plants, too. The soil gets eroded because of heavy rainfall and winds. You can prevent soil erosion by:

  • Growing plants that can protect the soil against wind or water movement (e.g., yellow foxtail, blue fescue)
  • Building raised plant beds
  • Using rocks as resistance for loosening the soil
  • Hiring a professional garden landscape designer

4. Clean Hardscape Elements

Don’t miss to clean your garden décor. The hardscape elements of your garden include statues, fountains, pathways, and other human-made structures. You need to ensure you don’t miss cleaning them. Here are some tips:

  • Garden gnomes or statues can promote mold and moss growth and can easily collect dust during hot seasons. Clean them regularly.
  • Garden fountains and ponds should be cleaned. Fill them with clear water. Don’t keep stagnant water in them. 

5. Get a Garden Hose Reel

A garden hose can be a huge mess. It’s a smart idea to invest in a garden hose reel to keep the hose neatly gathered, making your yard feel instantly more organized and preventing slip accidents.

Conclusion

Maintaining a beautiful and clean garden shouldn’t be stressful. You can dedicate 10 to 15 minutes a day or every other day to clear the garden of rubbish and clutter as a way of relaxing and as a bonding activity with your family.

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