Friday, December 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning for the New Year: 3 Essential Tips to Keep Your Garden Clean In 2013

Gardening is never an easy task. More often than not, it requires physical labor which includes lifting heavy loads, removing patio furniture covers and tinkering with soil among many other tasks.

To guide you through the scheduling of your gardening tasks, here are 3 simple things that you should consider to effectively schedule cleaning activities for your outdoor space:

  • Perform gardening chores in one day

Moving your plants and bringing in new ones should be done in one go. In this way, you would be able to focus on your gardening responsibilities that need the same type of skills. Keep in mind that the key to organizing your gardening tasks is to group together activities that would need the same kind of tools.

  • Clean and rearrange your outdoor furniture pieces on separate days

Though these activities can be performed in one go, it would be best to perform them on separate days to make sure that you are able to give proper attention to each activity. Also, keep in mind that both tasks would need much physical power so it would be best to give your mind and body enough rest to perform each task well.

  • Shop for cleaning and gardening tools before starting the big clean up

Before you weed out any plant or move any outdoor furniture covers, make sure that you have all the necessary items that you would need for the big clean up. Take note that rushing back and forth to the supplies shop can eat much of your time and energy. As a result, you might not be able to accomplish what you’ve set out to do on that specific day.

To help you stay organized while shopping for gardening supplies, cleaning tools and furniture covers, make sure to create a list of your. Having a list on hand will also save your precious time and money.

Always keep in mind that to be able to attend to the needs of your outdoor space well, you would have to schedule gardening tasks appropriately. With that, quit thinking that you can do all the dirty work in just one day.

Ask for help

Like what we’ve mentioned earlier, working on your garden and moving outdoor furniture could be quite a task. Having a couple of extra hands to help with the lifting and moving is never a bad idea. Make this activity a family affair that can help bring your family and friends closer. Think of it as a cost-effective means of bonding and spending time with the important people in your life.

If your family and friends are that into gardening, there are other tasks that they can fulfill that are still related to keeping the garden clean and in order. You could ask your family and friends to simply arrange the patio furniture covers or prepare snacks for the others who would be doing manual work with you. We are sure that any skills and preferences would surely be useful in this outdoor bonding experience.

Do you have the right tools that can protect your plants and patio furniture?

Formosa Covers offer a great selection of covers that can surely keep your patio furniture in dust-free and protected all year-round. Please visit us at to view our extensive selection of multipurpose covers. 

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