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Grooming Your Garden: How to Maintain a Pristine Look

If you’ve ever owned a garden, you know that the bulk of the work comes long after you’ve planted your bulbs. The truth is that gardens can quickly go from idyllic spots to problem areas and only hard work can help you keep your garden clean. Below are just a few examples of how you can help to maintain a pristine look in your garden space.

Grooming Your Garden How to Maintain a Pristine Look

Establish Your Boundaries

Good gardens have good boundaries. Decide on the size of garden that you want and make sure that all of your plants stay within the bounds with some landscaping maintenance. Whether you have to erect a small fence or just simple boards, good boundaries can help to define the area of your garden and keep things from getting out of hand. You’ll be amazed by how much better your garden looks when you have it blocked off from the rest of your outdoor living space.

Cut it Back

While it’s great to see your plants grow, it’s important that you help them to grow in a healthy manner. Take some time to learn more about the plants that you have placed in your garden and how you can safely cut them back when they start to grow over their set boundaries. A little trimming will not only help you to ensure that your garden stays pristine, but it will also improve the health of your plants as they grow.

Get Ahead of the Weeding

Weeds will be an issue with a garden of any size, so make sure that you stay ahead of the weeding. Schedule a time every week to get out and pull weeds, spending that time investigating growths even if there’s nothing to pull. Once you can make a habit of it, you’ll find weeding to much easier and you’ll be able to ensure that your garden maintains that kind of pristine state that you’ve always wanted.

Don’t Plant Too Much

Finally, make sure that you pay attention to how much you plant in your garden. An overcrowded garden is always going to look like it’s overgrown even when you follow the other steps on this list. Be realistic about the number of plants that your garden can support and don’t be afraid to transplant a few of them if your garden is starting to look a little overcrowded.

Keeping your garden looking pristine is usually a matter of planning and hard work. Block off the space, make sure to stay ahead of the weeding, and be careful about the amount of space each plant takes up. With a little effort, you’ll create a fantastic green space.

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Author Bio:  Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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