Gardens Maintenance Could Be A Waste Of Time

By Frank Wainwright

Gardens maintenance can quickly become a tiresome and frustrating task if you are doing it wrong. Your garden will tell you what needs to be done as the seasons change.

Raking leaves in Autumn is a very good example of this, as gardeners spend days trying to get rid of all the fallen leaves. Your best option is to let the tree drop all of its leaves before you start clearing them up. Rather enjoy the beautiful carpet this scene creates. Leaves should not be thrown away, but rather use them as ground coverings to protect the soil from the freezing Winter that follows.

Pruning your roses during winter is another maintenance monster that can see you bending over for hours. Rather create a measuring stick of about 90cm, stick it ten centimeters into the soil next to a rose bush and cut the rose at the top length. Now take your cuttings from the rose bushes and put the rest through a shredder, this will carve the remnants into splinters that you throw over the rooting area of your roses to protect the roots from the cold.

Many a husband can't stand the site of the lawn mower, but will face it at least twice a week. Buy him a calendar for gardeners that shows the phases of the moon and when to mow a lawn to reduce growth. By doing this task on time, you can reduce your waltz with the mower twice times a month.

Instead of spending your precious weekends on garden maintenance, rather do a small bit of work every day. Have a walkabout in your garden and remove all the dead flowers as you go along. Simply pull up any weeds you see on your way to work or whenever you walk in the garden. Refrain from letting the garden get out of hand by letting small jobs accumulate into massive projects.

A well maintained garden is a happy garden, so enjoy keeping your garden in tip top shape all year round. - 29857

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