Having a huge amount of outside space is a plus, both for your lifestyle and property potential. Of course, most people will covet a garden of some sort, but a large garden means more opportunities for socializing, having space for outdoor hobbies and interests, and implementing some interesting features into your outside space.
Despite the key benefits, taking care of a large garden and maintaining everything within it can be a very demanding job, especially when you are contending with the changing seasons and your garden being exposed to the elements.
To make it easier, here is how you can take better care of a large garden in an easier way.
Having a large garden and lots of outdoor space doesn’t mean that you have to fill every corner of it. If your style is more on the minimal side and you are looking for as little maintenance as possible, a minimalist garden can still offer an attractive and useable outdoor space for relaxing in.
For a minimalist garden, think about only what you want and need. For example, you may not even want any plants or flowers if you would simply enjoy a small seating area and a tended lawn.
The less you have, the less you have to maintain.
Invest in the Right Garden Equipment
The right garden tools are going to make the maintenance of a large garden significantly easier. You do not want to be constantly contending with cheap tools that break, do not work, or do not get the job done the way you had hoped the first time around, meaning you have to waste time doing the same thing again.
Investing in higher grade tools and machinery which can do more, like a zero turn mower for your lawn, means that garden maintenance won’t be more stressful than it needs to be.
Make a Yearly Schedule
With so much to think about when it comes to a large garden, there will be many areas you need to check and stay on top of. A schedule and list can help you to know what you need to do and when about months and weather.
An annual schedule is just a suggestion, but you can make a schedule based on any time frame you like depending on what works for you.
This schedule could include:
- When it’s usually time to trim hedges back
- When any machinery is due for maintenance or may need replacing
- When your lawn needs feeding
- Which protective measures need to be put in place, such as covering furniture in winter
To enjoy your large garden to the full, it needs to be properly taken care of and maintained. If you’re already a lover of the outdoors and green-fingered anyway, then a lot of care and maintenance will all be part of the enjoyable experience — and if it gets you out in your garden on warm summer days, there’s nothing lost!