5 Easy Garden Maintenance Tips

5 Easy Garden Maintenance Tips

Keep your landscape looking sharp all year long

1. Edging

A sharp edge goes a long way and is very easy to do. Use a spade, string trimmer, or edger along garden beds, walkways, and any areas where grass meets another surface such as soil, concrete, or wood to keep your edges sharp. A string trimmer or edger is a good investment and they are fast and easy to use. A sharp edge is simple but gives a clean look to your landscape. Maintaining edges also stops grass and lawn weeds from creeping into the garden.

2. Pruning

Properly pruning your flowers, trees, and shrubs is an essential way to keep your landscape looking good year-round. Pruning keeps your plants looking clean when they are dormant and promotes continued growth during their blooming season. Note that it’s important to research proper pruning needs of each individual plant to avoid damage to the plants.

3. Mulching

Sometimes a new layer of quality mulch goes a long way in sprucing up the look of your landscape. Quality mulch will provide nutrients to your plants to keep them healthy and will keep your landscape looking good. Mulch also suppresses weeds and retains moisture.

4. Keep it small

Only make your garden as big as you can happily maintain. If you’ve overdone it, don’t be afraid to decrease the size of your garden and plant grass seed. You should enjoy your landscape, so if it starts to become more of an inconvenience to maintain it than an enjoyment, then it might be time to change it up. Changing your landscape can be a difficult job but in the long run will be more manageable.

5. Attract birds, bees, and hummingbirds

Planting flowers and shrubs that are particularly attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds is an easy way to maintain life in your garden year-round and support your local population of pollinators.

Gardening is enjoyed by many, however if you're in need of some extra help, we provide garden cleanup services in Victoria, BC. We would be happy to help with pruning, mulching, trimming, or a whole garden cleanup.


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