Does your garden look a mess, can you see to the back fence? If not, don’t you think it is time to give Essex Garden Care a call on 0800 043 3913 to clear your garden for you?
Your garden should be a place in which you can kick back and relax on those warm summer days, surrounded by nature’s bounty. A well-kept garden is a place of beauty and serenity, a haven for barbecues and a playground for children and pets. Unfortunately, with the unpredictability of English weather, keeping your garden clear and cared for can often be a chore too far. Clutter, weeds and autumn waste can quickly clog a garden and turn it into an unsightly haven for unwanted visitors or lodgers like rats. Once winter rolls in, your garden can become a gloomy place you’d rather not be in especially when it requires clearing. Garden clearance, while not the most pleasing aspects of garden maintenance, is the most important and here’s why.
Unwanted Garden Lodgers
Foxes, mice and occasionally badgers relish cluttered and overgrown gardens. Just because some or all of your garden is out of bounds to you, that doesn’t mean some other hairy mammal and its family hasn’t already relocated to it. Mice and rats thrive in those seemingly innocuous spaces around grouped plant pots, tools and even underneath garden ornaments. You’ll soon know when you have a colony of these little critters because they’ll make short work of any plants in your garden and shred any rubbish bags in the area. Foxes, rats and even badgers are commonly found in the Southend on Sea area and are known to rip up the bin bags, damage external wires and badgers to rip through solid wooden fences to simply move from one garden to the next.
Foxes too are the willing recipients of abandoned gardens due to the safety afforded them by the enclosed spaces between pieces of old furniture or bramble patches and weeds. Removing clutter from your garden also removes the risk of infestation of these pesky pests.
Property Value Reduction
Another important reason to clear your garden is property value. Whether your garden is clogged with weeds, broken fencing and runaway tree roots, or it’s simply full of old furniture, this is going to have a considerable effect on the value of your property when it comes to selling. Regular garden clearance will ensure your property as a whole is more desirable to prospective buyers should you choose to sell.
This goes without saying. Clearing your garden allows you to utilize space more effectively. Think hammocks, patios, ponds and seating. A clear and well maintained garden can become a place of relaxation.
A garden that is free from weeds is infinitely more attractive than one that is cluttered and gloomy. This will more easily allow you to see what else can be done to improve the aesthetic quality overall so your garden becomes the envy of the entire street.
Quite often in overgrown and cluttered gardens, structural damage is concealed. Runaway roots can uproot fences and destroy the foundations of walls all whilst hidden from view. Keep your garden neat and tidy to avoid unwanted structural damage.
Weeds aren’t just unsightly. They bring diseases, deprive your plants of nutrients and water as well as take over the space you’ve carefully prepared for your plants.
Making sure your garden does not become over grown all year round ensures that it not only stays easy on the eye, but you’ll also keep those opportunistic intruders at bay.
If you feel that your garden has become somewhat of a hazard, then give us a call on 0800 043 3913 and will will arrange for a team to clean your garden for you.
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