How To Transform An Overgrown Garden

Whether you’ve recently bought a new house with a less than desirable garden, or if a long spell of disuse has led to your garden growing wild, taking the time to renovate the space and transform it can make you fall in love with your property again.

However, fixing it can be a tough ordeal depending on how overgrown your garden has become. Here are some tips on dealing with a garden of this nature.

Remove Shrubbery

An overgrown garden is going to be home to a wide array of plants, shrubs, and other plant-based wildlife. The first port of call to help you reclaim this space is to remove all this overgrowth. The best way to do this depends on what is covering your garden.

If it’s overgrown grass, you should be able to take control of it with a weedwhacker or even a lawnmower. Other tools could come in handy, too, if your garden was overgrown with weeds, like a weed burner. However, this isn’t a tool that you necessarily need to buy and have in your shed or garage. Instead, you should hire tools. Consider tool hire for all aspects of transforming your garden, as once your garden is complete, you likely won’t ever need the use of these great tools.

If the garden is home to bushes and shrubs, they’re going to have stronger, thicker roots that will have to be dealt with by garden sheers, chopping off the base of each bush individually.

Once whatever you’re trying to remove has been cut away, you’ll need to pack it up into bags and dump it at a suitable recycling center that caters to garden waste.

Reinvigorate The land

Once you’re cleared an overgrown garden of debris, you’re highly unlikely to find a fresh lawn underneath. Instead, it’s likely that you’ll just be left with dry soil and wilted flowers that struggled to grow and develop under the overgrowth.

You’ll probably also find that the garden isn’t level, with raised sections and mounds super likely. To fix your garden, the first thing you’d want to do is level it so that it’s nice and flat.

This will help transform the garden into a great outdoor space that will be perfect for BBQs and outdoor games.

Once flat, it’s then time to lay seeds for grass. Adding more seeds will help you regrow and create a nice lawn. If you’re planting seeds in spring, you should be able to cultivate a lovely lawn just in time for the warm summer.

If your garden isn’t getting any natural rainfall, be sure to water it with a hose. However, be mindful not to flood and drown your seeds.

Add a New Feature

To stop your garden from going back into disarray, it’s a good idea to add a feature that will make you want to use it more often and look after it.

One of the best things to add is a swimming pool. You can build a swimming pool yourself, provided you follow the right instructions. You’ll need access to a mini digger to remove dirt, but you should be able to get one easily, with companies offering mini digger hire services.  

Once you’ve built your pool, your garden will look extremely different from the overgrown mess you have started with. A pool can transform your garden space and help you turn it into something that you’re immensely proud of. Plus, it offers you the perfect spot to enjoy your newly formed garden.