In this month’s magazine, Frank Macken suggests 10 ways to improve you garden
Though much bandied about, the term ‘maintenance-free garden’ is an illusion. There is no garden in existence that is completely maintenance-free, even a paved garden needs to be swept and cleaned. But there are ways to reduce the amount of time, effort and expense.
1. Tidy up and de-clutter
A good garden clean-up and clear out is a logical starting point. Our gardens can become the repository for all sorts of junk. Go around you garden and gather up everything that should not be there. Assemble into a neat pile and get rid of it. It could be quite a mound and you may need to order a skip. As it is driven away, bask in the satisfaction of a job well done. Resolve to keep your garden rubbish-free. While storage is an essential use of garden space, the word storage implies that it will be for a limited period of time and not become a permanent dumping ground.
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