It happens to even the most serious gardeners. Life gets crazy and your garden or flowerbed suffers. Before you know it, what was once your pride and joy, now makes you cringe every time you look at it. Don't give up and don't start over. You can always get your garden back and here are some tips to help you do so.

Prepare Yourself

Prepare yourself with the proper tools to get the job done. Make things easier on yourself by having everything you need. Don't forget to include protection for yourself such as a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and a bottle of water. To make this arduous task easier, try to choose a cool day after a lot of rain so the ground will be soft and manageable.

Tackle the Large Weeds First

Take down the larger weeds first and if it's really overgrown try cutting them down first. This makes them easier to pull by making it easy to see where exactly they are growing from. This way you can make sure you get the roots so they don't come back.

Prune and Trim

Now that you can actually see your plants, you can get to the next task of pruning or trimming the plants you want. This can make a huge impact on your garden to get it looking the way it should while also making the plants healthier. Get rid of dead limbs and blooms, while trimming shrubbery to make them neat again.


Some people think mulching is done just to ensure your plants are healthy or to make your garden look nice. It does more than that and can be a lifesaver if you are having problems with unwanted growth and weeds. After getting rid of the plants you don't want, you can then mulch around the plants you do want and over the bare areas where you had problems with weeds.

Rock garden

Consider designing a rock garden. These are great if you have a large bare area in your landscape where you are having constant problems with weed infestations or you have a shaded areas where you can't get plants to grow. Rock gardens look nice while keeping weeds out.

So don't give up yet and remember you don't have to do it all in one day. If you want, just choose one task per day to make it more manageable. After you do the first task, you may find yourself encouraged by the progress and realize it's not as hard as it once seemed. And if you need help, call a lawn service company.