Garden Rehabilitation: Getting your backyard back into top shape


Even the simplest of gardens considered to be more of the traditional kind requires regular maintenance and some consistency in its upkeep. However, with the many, many commitments that form a standard part of modern life, it can take just one very hectic week to throw you off your backyard maintenance regime which could ruin the aesthetics of your teak garden furniture.

At this point, it becomes so much easier to put off getting back into the swing of things and once you decide to get back on that backyard garden maintenance horse, you’re hit with some realities that put the colossal task ahead into perspective.

Just like pretty much anything else that makes up our lives, it’s easier to maintain some momentum with a regular and consistent maintenance regime, like mowing the lawn religiously when it grows longer than a certain length, pulling the weeds that spring up here and there, as they pop up, and even something like sandblasting the porch.

If you take it easy a bit for a bit, justifiably so no doubt, it’ll take a lot more effort than what you’ve become accustomed to, to essentially rehabilitate your garden and get it back into top shape. This will make it difficult to make the space for good teak garden furniture.

From overgrowth that appears to be gaining momentum with each passing day, to singular weed sprouts here and there forming ominous clusters, you might find it hard to even make a decision about where to start. Make no mistake about it – it will indeed make for quite the task, but garden rehabilitation starts with one purposeful act.

Identify the different tasks and each of their required outcomes

It might appear to be an obvious thing to state, but isolating what each required task aims to achieve ensures you don’t feel overwhelmed shortly into proceeding to travel the journey to your garden’s rehabilitation. This also helps you to focus on one task at a time so that you can look back on any period of work completed and see visible results that will complement any teak garden furniture you have.

For instance, pulling weeds at their root is a different task to mowing the lawn, even if many of those pesky, seemingly intelligent weeds appear to be infused with the grass. As you identify the different tasks, take note of some indicators you might use in consideration of planning and designing your garden further, such as a particularly sweet spot that is indicated to be especially fertile, on account of the thickest overgrowth or weed invasion.

Keep an eye on the weeds that grow out from teak garden furniture. These can damage the wood and reduce the usable life of the items.

Order the tasks according to the long-term effect

This is the time to perhaps safely store away your teak garden furniture pieces, purposefully putting them in a spot that reminds and encourages you to keep working at the restoration of your garden, so that you can put them back and enjoy your garden the way it’s meant to be enjoyed again. Otherwise proceed to execute the tasks in order of their long-term effects, for instance, you’d pull the weeds at the roots before mowing the lawn, or else trying to do it the other way around will only temporarily defer the weed problem.

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