Buying a run-down home and renovating it is a popular choice for Australian home-owners. Not only does it make sense financially, often greatly increasing the value of the home, it's also a chance to create a unique and beautiful home that suits your needs perfectly. Unfortunately, run-down homes often come with run-down gardens that may have been severely neglected for many years. Tackling a large, unruly garden may seem like it will take a great deal of work, but there are a two excellent ways that you achieve maximum results for minimal effort and expense.
1. Hire a garden bin
When you're clearing out a run-down garden a large part of the problem can be what to do with all the green waste that needs to be removed. Burning the waste can sometimes be an option, but if there are fire restrictions in your area this might not be something you can do. A simple and cost-effective solution to this problem is to hire a garden bin which is specifically for green waste.
Skip bin companies can deliver the bin to your home and place it in your chosen location. Try to have it placed as near to where the gardening work will take place as possible to save time and effort when filling it with waste.
Once your garden is clear and the skip bin has been filled, the company will then collect it and dispose of the contents. This will save you money on hiring an appropriate removal vehicle and also on garbage tip fees. You may also like to hire a smaller skip bin in order to dispose of any garbage that you may uncover as you clear your garden.
2. Hire a professional gardener
This idea might sound contrary to keeping your garden work low cost, but it could actually save you a great deal of money and time. Instead of hiring the gardener to do the work, you simply hire them for a consultation lasting no more than an hour or two. During this time, they can provide you with professional and invaluable advice on your garden.
A professional gardener will be able to help you identify the weeds, dead plants, and diseased plants which you will want to remove. They can also point out the varieties of other plants that you might like to keep in your garden and how best to care for them.
You may also wish to relocate some of the plants to better positions where they will enhance your garden. This is an excellent money saving idea as it will help you avoid buying plants, which can be expensive, especially for established ones. The gardener can advise on you on the best method for transplanting them and also the best location to move them to.
By using the above tips, you'll be able to effectively and efficiently transform your garden with little expense. In no time at all, you'll have a tidy and attractive garden that the whole family will enjoy.