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3 Easy, Eco-Friendly Ways To Clean An Overgrown Garden

Jen Jackson

Jen Jackson

Jen Jackson left her old office job to spend more time in the great outdoors with her family. She loves relaxing among nature and following her passion for writing


ways to clean an overgrown garden

In the UK, approximately “99 per cent of semi-detached houses,” “86 per cent of terraced houses,” and “between 37 per cent and 44 per cent of flats” have private gardens.

If you are one of the many individuals who has a garden at home, you likely know that keeping your garden in top shape is no easy task. This is especially true if, for whatever reason, your garden has become overgrown. Removing each kind of weed or unwanted plants may seem daunting, especially if you are not willing to use harsh chemicals as part of the clearing process.

Discover three expert tips for clearing your garden in an easy and eco-friendly manner.

Top Tip No.1: Know (and don’t guess) which tools/process are best for the job

Removing any kind of plant life from your overgrown garden often requires a specific tool and method for getting the job done. Rather than just pulling all weeds that you see, there may be an easier way to remove them.

For example, if you have an area that is covered in weeds, using tools such as a shovel or a hoe (designed with triangular blades) can make the job much easier.

Additionally, garden forks are crucial to use when removing small weeds from your garden.

No matter what you are removing, be sure to dig down to the root. If you do not remove the roots of weeds and other plants, they can quickly grow back.

ways to clean an overgrown garden

Top Tip No.2: Use eco friendly weed control In Overgrown Garden

Conventional weed control products are full of all kinds of harsh chemicals. Not only is this especially troublesome if you have children or pets, but it is also toxic for the environment.

Rain can rapidly sweep these chemicals into the soil and groundwater. Additionally, the simple application of these weed control products causes the chemicals to spread through the air.

Instead of choosing one of the effective but harsh methods, opt for an eco-friendly weed control product.

Although there are many excellent products on the market, you can also use DIY methods. Boiling water, vinegar, and cornmeal can all be used to destroy weeds.

Just be sure to keep these DIY weed control methods away from healthy plants, as they will cause damage to those as well.

Top Tip No.3: Utilise natural weed barriers to prevent additional problems

Once you have cleared your overgrown garden using the natural and effective methods listed above, you can save yourself time and effort by preventing overgrowth in the future.

Use weed barriers (often made from plastic or fabric) to inhibit the growth of weeds. Although these barriers do not completely eliminate future growth of weeds, they make it much more difficult for them to grow (and for an area to become overgrown). 

Creating a beautiful, thriving garden is definitely not an easy task. This is especially true if you are starting with an overgrown garden area.

By using the right tools and methods for the job, replacing conventional weed killers with eco friendly products, and installing a weed barrier, you can easily and naturally remove weeds from your garden.