Coronavirus and the subsequent self-isolation have brought a lot of businesses to a standstill. Things we often take for granted like having a professional gardener come over to keep our gardens looking in the best shape possible are no longer something we can enjoy. Instead, it’s up to us to keep things ticking over for the time being but it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Here are a few easy steps you can take to stay on top of your garden maintenance until the professionals can return.
One of the most important parts of garden maintenance is weeding. This is the process of getting rid of unwanted plants from the garden so the plants you want to flourish can take centre stage.
The first thing you need to do is identify which plants you want to get rid of. Removing weeds when they’re small will make things easier as they’ll be less rooted than mature plants. Next, you’ll want to remove the weeds by lifting them out of the soil by the root. This is easiest to do when the soil is damp but can be realistically done at any time.
If you’re not interested in manual labour then you could buy a weed killer but you’ll want to be careful that you don’t negatively affect other plants and be considerate to animals that may be found in the garden.
The next step is to keep things neat and tidy by mowing the lawn. This process will instantly improve the appearance of your garden but will also encourage continued healthy grass growth.
The best time to mow your lawn is when it is dry, and you’ll want to do this roughly every two weeks. Try to mow in straight neat lines and don’t forget to trim the edges to keep your borders in uniform condition.
Of course, it’s also important to remember that you’ll need to keep your lawn trimmings on your property at the moment as a trip to dump them somewhere isn’t considered essential during lockdown.
Replace with Artificial Grass
If you’re not the kind of person who wants to spend time maintaining your garden throughout the year or doesn’t want to pay a gardener further down the line, artificial grass could be the perfect solution.
The great thing about it is that it’s easy to install on your own and, once it’s down, you’ll never have to worry about mowing, weeding, or watering the garden again. Grass Direct offer cheap artificial grass and you can pick the style you want as well as order free samples to make sure you’re happy before committing to covering the entire garden with it.
Whether you’re opting to grow your own vegetables at home throughout the lockdown period of coronavirus or simply want to keep your garden looking fresh all year round by switching to artificial grass, both options are easy to complete on your own and will give you something productive to focus on throughout these difficult times.