Non-hor­ti­cul­tural jobs to im­prove your gar­den

Amateur Gardening - - Gardening Week -

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Keep up with gar­den main­te­nance. If some­thing is bro­ken or dam­aged, fix it be­fore a small prob­lem be­comes a ma­jor and ex­pen­sive is­sue to put right. 2

I learnt the ben­e­fits of a tidy shed the hard way – by cre­at­ing a scene of chaos where noth­ing could be found. Gar­den­ing is much eas­ier now that I know where ev­ery­thing is! 3

Keep on top of struc­tural main­te­nance. Fences, sheds, wrought-iron gates and gar­den fur­ni­ture are all more ex­pen­sive to re­place than they are to mend and pre­serve. 4

Make sure that hard sur­faces are swept and washed to pre­vent slip­pery haz­ards, keep them look­ing good and re­move de­tri­tus where pests and dis­eases will breed.

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