Things That Go Forgotten in a Garden

Things That Go Forgotten in a Garden

When looking after our garden, we are all really good at keeping it generally tidy, making sure walkways are clear, the weeds have been dug up and picking up any debris from the lawn.

However, there are some aspects of the garden that often go forgotten and become that afterthought of ‘we’ll look at that next year’. Often these are seen as big jobs but they don’t have to be. Take a look below at some of the things that can go forgotten in a garden.

Your Trees and Bushes

It’s nice to have trees and bushes as part of your garden but these are probably some of the things that go forgotten the most. It could be because they can be complex to maintain depending on what you have chosen to include or it could be because they were already part of the garden when you moved in so you’re not really sure of the best way to maintain them.

Bushes usually form part of a hedge and can easily get overgrown when not managed properly. They tend to need to be trimmed every year and this can prove to be a tedious job. Lineage Tree care provides services that would be able to help you with both of these, leaving you free to get on with other jobs.

trim trees
Ensure trees are trimmed away from structures like your house or garage or barn.

Treating Wood

This is no doubt something that a lot of people forget about. If you have a decking area, fences, gates and plant pots that are wooden their lifespan can be dramatically reduced if you’re not taking care of them properly.

Most people will treat wooden items in their garden when they are first added but then forget to top up the treatment. Ideally, any wooden items should be treated every two to three years with a wood stain or paint to ensure there is no or less chance of rot forming.

Of course, staining and painting aren’t going to make them last forever as they will naturally need to be replaced at some point but it will help to make them last longer than they would of without.

Keep in mind that if you’re not going to keep up with the treatment and maintenance of any decking areas they could become a safety hazard and they can also be expensive to replace.

Planting Times

Check out this very cool interactive plant hardiness map, courtesy of the USDA.

Have you ever sat in your garden in the summer and wondered why it’s lacking color or why you were needing to buy more plants yet again to fill your plant pots? You’re not alone. It’s surprising how many people don’t know which flower bloom each year or when the best time to sow seeds or plant bulbs may be.

They can end up spending more money in the long run, it can be much more costly to plant fresh flowers each year. Of course, not all flowers return the following year however, buying seeds and sowing them earlier in the year ready for summer could end up saving you a lot of money.

It might be a good idea to look at a gardening book that can advise you on the best times of the year to plant your favorite plants.

Do you have any things that go forgotten in your garden? Please share them in the comment section below.

garden pansies
Garden pansies are a favorite bloom in any garden.

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