Make Clearing an Overgrown Garden Fun

Spring is here and it’s time to get your garden growing again. But looking at the disaster your garden’s become over the winter can be frightening! There’s no way around it, if you want a thriving, beautiful garden you’ll have to clear out the junk. Growing a garden is such an enjoyable task, but getting it started can be exhausting. Let’s talk about ways to make clearing an overgrown garden fun. It’s possible, I promise! 

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At first getting the garden cleaned up may seem like a daunting task. You’re bound to get dirty, tired and bored, but it must be done. Once you get through the clean-up, you’ll be glad you did. Think about how great it will be to see your lovely garden re-appear from under the mess! 🙂 

Get the Family Involved

Tackling an overgrown garden by yourself is boring, but if you get the family involved it can be a fun day in the yard. Soak up the sun, laugh and spend quality time together. It IS POSSIBLE to make clearing an overgrown garden fun! Get the kids outside digging in the dirt, being active and doing something beneficial for your family and the environment. It’s always more fun with the family. 😀 We even bring our dog along for the adventure. 

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Awesome Gardening Tip:

Kids can help pick up sticks and trimmings, dig holes for new plants and so much more. Here’s a simple tip for digging out the remaining vegetation: use a rotavator to ensure the soil is well churned and rake away any roots. End the day with a reward, be it a cold beer for the adults or an ice cream for the kids. 🙂

Use Exciting Tools

Treating yourself to a few new lawn tools can make the task of cleaning an overgrown garden more fun. It’s simple and you don’t have to break the bank buying simple garden tools. If you live a green lifestyle, you know weedkillers and other chemicals are bad for the environment. Not to mention those chemicals are bad for your garden and your family. Stick to the more exciting and efficient method, using tools! The kids will be thrilled to get their hands on that new shovel or rake as well. 

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Awesome Gardening Tip:

When you remove the  top-growth, start by using a petrol strimmer like this one from SGS Engineering. Tools like this make it simple to remove overgrowth quickly and efficiently. Having the right tools is important, it makes the job quicker and easier. 

Plan Ahead

Before you start clearing out the overgrowth, come up with a plan for your fresh garden. Keep that vision in mind as you clear the old to make room for the new. Hopefully you’ll have the time and energy at the end to plant a few seeds or a small tree.

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Seeing the beauty of your hard work is really encouraging. It will certainly get children excited and immediately show what a great transformation the garden has undergone. Talk your friends and family through the future plans (for a pond, path etc.) and hopefully you can get together again for some fun in the sun and a beautiful, natural transformation. 

Nicole

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. I try to get the kids involved as much as possible too! Great post!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! We’d love for you to join us again this week!

    ~Lisa

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    • Thanks so much Lisa! I love getting the kids involved too. It’s the perfect “family time”, in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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