5 tips to get your garden organized

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I have had a series of snowstorms come through my area in the last couple of weeks.  I wanted to think about something other than snow.  This week I decided to look ahead to spring and write a fun blog on organizing your garden.  I am not an expert on gardening but I hope these 5 tips will help you to feel like spring is just around the corner.

Do you need a plan to get your garden organized? Making improvements to your garden is a great way to enhance your lifestyle and make the most of your space. It can take a little while to get organized, but it’s certainly worth it in the end. To help you get your garden organized this spring, focus on these five tips.

1. Declutter

The first step to organizing your garden is to get rid of the clutter. If your garden is full of junk, debris and old building supplies, it’s unlikely to be an ambient space. Once you’ve removed the clutter you’ll have an inviting garden that you can be proud of. Remember, your garden can be an extension of your living space.  Now is a good time to think about what you planted last year.  Did the plants grow well in the area you planted them or should they be planted in a different spot?  Do you want to try something new or stay with the tried and true?

2. Organize your shed

If you have a shed in your garden it can be nice to organize this space at the beginning of the season.  Sheds can become “dumping ground” for many things that you don’t know where to store.  Once it is organized it is easier to get things in and out, you know what supplies you need to buy and when it is clean it is much nicer to walk into. Separate everything into different categories your gardening tools, winter items to be stored,  cleaning supplies and toys etc. The best way to get organized is to use compact storage boxes. With the help of storage boxes, you can create space, and keep everything in the right place. Store your spring and summer items at the front of the shed and off-season and less used items in the back. 

3. Create separate zones

One of the best ways to organize your garden area is to create separate zones, you can create different zones using decking, steps, hedges, or plants. One of the biggest garden trends this year is building a garden on multiple levels, it’s a great way to add space and depth to a garden. For example, you might have one zone with concrete paving, and a separate area of grass. When having paving installed you’ll need to contact the best Concrete Contractor. If you’re keen to keep up with the latest garden trends, here are a few more:

  • Create an outdoor living room.
  • Plant wildflowers that attract wildlife.
  • Make the most of your space by planting a vegetable garden.
  • Pastel colours are incredibly in this season.

4. Keep it tidy

If you want to organize your garden you’ve got to try and keep the space tidy. Ensure that you regularly mow your lawn, and remove any dead plants and debris. To keep your grass nice and green it’s important to use grass feed. If there are trees in your garden you’ll need to prune these, to keep them healthy. If you have big trees and you’re not confident looking after them, it’s best to call a professional.

5. Create a design plan

To improve your garden, it’s helpful to create a design plan. A design plan can help you to establish which style you’d like to create, for example, minimal or Mediterranean. You should also figure out an approximate budget so that you can avoid overspending.  Think about your lifestyle.  How much time do you want to spend on your garden?  Design the size of the space and choose the type of plants that will make it easy for you to have a lovely garden.  

There are so many different ways to make changes to your garden. Following these organizing tips you’ll create the perfect garden. Remember, making improvements to your home is a great way to improve your lifestyle.

Share your best gardening tip with me so I can become a better gardener. 

A blue and white striped tunnel in the background with Julie Stobbe in the foreground wearing a white blouse.Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of physical activity to reduce clutter, in your home and office. She guides and supports you to manage your time. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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  1. Linda Samuels on March 7, 2022 at 11:49 am

    One of the most magical seasons of the year is spring. Color returns to the landscape and the temperatures are so beautiful and warm. Just this morning our first purple crocus appeared. It made me so happy, like an old friend coming to visit.

    These are excellent suggestions for getting ourselves spring-ready in the garden. One of the things we do is a fall clean-up, so it makes less to do when spring arrives. There are a few things I’d like to do such as power wash the outside patio. I can’t wait because I love using the power washer. We got it a few years ago and it’s one of the most satisfying pieces of equipment to use. You see immediate results.

    • Julie Stobbe on March 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      The arrival of spring and the colours takes away the browns of the winter decay. My windows need to be washed and unfortunately, it is not a job I enjoy. When it is done it is wonderful to have a clear sight to the outdoors until the next rain. lol.

  2. Sabrina Quairoli on March 7, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    I love gardening! So, this post is especially welcoming to me. Thank you for these tips. We just got our trees trimmed and have cleaned up the broken branches. It’s a welcome site now.

    • Julie Stobbe on March 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      It is nice to be able to begin working in the outdoors again. Creating a lovely space to enjoy once again. Some people like to keep their yard the same year in and year out. Others like to try new combinations for plants and new looks. We have moved from a natural garden that was home to many buzzing insects and was fascinating to watch to a vegetable box garden last year.

  3. Seana Turner on March 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    My husband and I usually do a “walk about” around our property in early spring and decide what projects we might be willing to tackle in the upcoming year. I have a small vegetable garden, and during COVID he repaired the walls of the beds. This year, I think we’ve got to replace some shrubs around the perimeter.

    It really does help to set some priorities.

    Now if I only had a garden shed!!

    • Julie Stobbe on March 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

      Setting priorities is key to being able to budget money, time and energy so you can see the fruits of your labour.

  4. Julie Bestry on March 10, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I don’t have a garden (or any gardening skills); even growing up, where we had huge front and back yards, we just weren’t gardening people. But I appreciate the beauty people create in their outdoor spaces, and agree entirely that all of these tips you’ve provided are the undergirding key to creating an outdoor haven.

    I bet your garden is beautiful!

    • Julie Stobbe on March 10, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      I am with you, no gardening skills. Although I can plant cherry tomato plants, leave alone, and get lots of tomatoes. Planning your time and budget for working on your outdoor space will make it a success that one can enjoy.

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