Spring clean your garden

Spring clean your garden

To make space for all these new seedlings, take a step back, put on your ‘design hat’ and review your garden. Does it need a spring clean and a declutter? Gardens are like living sculptures, where plants, shrubs and trees have a habit of growing bigger, wider, thicker than you thought they would.

When gardens are spatially cluttered, they end up confusing. Once you have decided what stays, you need to deal with the rest. If plants have grown way larger than anyone thought they would or have been overplanted, either move the offending plants (if you have space elsewhere that won’t repeat the problem) or get rid of them altogether.

Now, does it need to be a little more or a little less tidy? Read Michael McCoy’s final feature in his design series of Questions to Ask Your Garden in our September issue.