How To Get Your Backyard Back In Shape
Backyard & Garden Design Ideas|Issue #17.3
A tidy garden is the first step to a tidy mind — isn’t that what they say? If your garden’s become a dumping ground, it’s time for you to tidy up!
Jo Carmichael

With the warmer weather on the horizon, we often find our backyards looking a bit weathered after the cooler months. We tend to neglect them during colder periods, sometimes even using them as storage spaces or a bit of a dumping ground. So how can we get our gardens looking good again as the warm weather approaches? Here are our top tips on how to get your backyard back in shape during the unloved “mid-season”.

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