It doesn’t matter how large your garden is, it can sometimes be hard to keep it tidy!
Every time of the year seems to bring its own problems. In the spring we have to cut back untidy branches that have died off during winter and pull up weeds that have sprouted in eternal optimism.
Summer brings deadheading of all types of flowering plants, and what to do with those half-open bags of compost and lawn feed?
Worst of all may be the autumn when leaves fall from the trees like butterflies fluttering to earth. Some trees leave small leaves that easily rot away, but others like horse chestnuts and oak are not so easily dispersed. Large trees can deposit huge amounts of leaves and they need to be removed if the lawn isn’t to suffer.
Then winter, when most of us hide indoors and wait for the warmer weather to arrive!
But here are a few ways you can help keep the garden looking tidier all year long:
Although it’s nice to have a tidy garden, don’t forget to leave a couple of small untidy areas for the wildlife. Butterflies need nettles and insects appreciate rotting wood.