Autumn Jobs – Clearing the Garden

One of the jobs that always needs to be done in at our house is the autumn garden tidy.  The recent rain and sun has made all the hedges in our garden grow like mad and everything needed cutting back for the winter.  My Dad and his hedge trimmers came to help out which saved us a *lot* of time it would have taken forever doing it manually.

I do love the hedges in our garden, a lot of wildlife live and forage in them. Hedges also need less upkeep and last longer than fences but they do need some maintenance.  We tend to do it annually but you could leave it every 18 months or so. Luckily this year Dad took away the cuttings as he can dispose of them, but in previous years we have had to hire a skip to put it all in.

Below is the before, a bit overgrown and needing some attention. All the rain and sun we’ve had for weeks, had really made it go mad.

After  – Looking much neater and tidier.

Another job around the house completed, just need to get on with that kitchen!

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  1. The rush is on to get things done up for the changing seasons here. I choose to live in an apartment so I don’t have any lawn maintenance to do. I do have plenty of tidying to do now that the heat is on the decline. Your garden looks very inviting for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
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    1. You’re a wise man. We didn’t really think about it when we were buying the house, but in hindsight we should have. The next house will be more house and less garden. Have a lovely weekend 🙂