How to achieve a tidy garden

A neat and tidy garden
A neat and tidy garden. Photo: cycreation via Bigstock

Has your garden descended into chaos over the last couple of months? A tidy garden is not only way more functional, but also inspires growth and adds natural beauty to your landscape design, thus improving your home’s overall curb appeal.

No matter what your gardening expertise level may be, with the right tools, a beautiful, neat garden is well within anyone’s reach.

What You’ll Need

One of the easiest and quickest ways to achieving a tidy garden is by using the right garden tools. Here’s a list to help you get started:

  • Leaf blower: This gardening tool is highly recommended for tackling any leaf buildup on your garden. The type and size of your leaf blower should match your needs. Here’s a guide to help you narrow down your search quickly.
  • Weed eater: This is another essential tool to have in your garden as it allows you to properly trim edges and difficult areas where you can’t use a lawnmower. I recommend that you read a few reviews before buying yours.
  • Hedge trimmer: This tool is designed to do the job of a manual sheer and is excellent for shaping and maintaining a decent garden if you have hedges, bushes or shrubs to maintain. This guide can help you choose one quickly.
  • Lawn Mower: A basic classic, the lawnmower will help you make a tiresome task much easier. There are many different types of lawn mowers, so make sure to know what you’re looking for before visiting the hardware store.

How to Keep Your Garden Looking Neat

Mow the Edges

Mowing is an integral part of keeping your maintaining and clean, healthy and tidy garden. With each cut, you encourage your grass to grow thicker, creating a luxurious and inviting look that adds instant charm to your property. It is also a great way of blocking out weeds and making the grass more hard wearing.

Crisp edges between lawns, beds, and hardscape will make a significant difference between a garden that looks uncared for and one that looks neat and orderly.

Trim Your Plants

Regularly trimming your plants prevents them from growing wildly. Take the time to look out for any sprawling plants and cut them to ensure that you are able to maintain a neat and tidy garden. This is one of the easiest tasks that will have your garden looking fantastic in a few minutes. Invest in a good hedge trimmer and do not forget to wear gloves to keep your hands protected.

Sort Out Borders

Keeping your boundaries free of fallen leaves and rubbish makes your garden look neat, and helps boost the health of your plants. A leaf blower is a great and easy way to keep the fallen leaves out of your garden.

However, if you do not want to splash out on a leaf blower, a rake is a great and relatively affordable alternative. Although it can be a bit of a chore, it is crucial to keep the fallen leaves out of your garden.

Weed Regularly

Weeds drive most gardeners insane since it seems like once you have finished weeding your garden, they start springing up almost immediately. While some gardeners opt to use weed killer sprays, these chemicals can damage your plants (and the environment).

The best way to deal with weeds is to get yourself a good weed wacker. Ensure you use it carefully so that you do not damage your plants. Regular weeding will dramatically change the look of your garden.

Keep Everything in Good Order

If you have a shed in your garden, you need to make sure its doors and locks are working and its woodwork is adequately painted or treated. A neat shed is key to a tidy garden as it ensures no tools are left lying around the yard.


Finally, a little creativity can help a lot in your quest to have a neat and tidy garden. Take the time to look for creative ideas on how to make your garden look more presentable and appealing. As a rule of thumb, following a little bit of uniformity in your planting can yield a beautiful garden.

Also, you should try accessorizing your garden using things like garden stones, colorful pots, and treasured finds to reflect your personality and add character to your space. A little creativity goes a long way in increasing the value of your property!

In my journey as a gardener, I have learned that the more actively involved I am in growing and maintaining my garden, the more confidence I gain in applying the right techniques.

Fortunately, these tips will help bring the life back into your garden and help make it beautiful. If you have found these tips useful, kindly let me know in the comment box, including some more helpful tips that could help save a garden out there!