Rip Plants Out For A Better Garden | Maintaining Lawns and Gardens

Rip Plants Out For A Better Garden | Maintaining Lawns and Gardens

Yes, your eyes read correctly, RIP PLANTS OUT. In any garden’s life, there comes a time when plants need removing. There are lots of reasons why a plant is no longer needed in your garden.

I encourage you to stand in front of yours or your clients garden, take a long deep breath, and be honest when you ask yourself or your client the following questions.

Do any of the plants in the garden have any of the following problems or characteristics?

  • Makes the garden look like an overgrown Jungle, A cluttered effect?
  • Does the garden constantly look untidy, or have disease problems?
  • Does shade, dominate or cause problems for other more beautiful plants?
  • Cannot be pruned or rejuvenated with a little maintenance. EG; Ornamental grasses, or strappy leaf plants can easily be trimmed back?
  • Causes major maintenance problems compared to other plants in the garden?

    Get rid of high maintenance plants EG: It may need more watering than other plants, and is simply becoming painful. Naturally some people have sentimental attachments to some plants, so they may prefer to keep them and put in the extra work required.

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