A dirty, disorganized, and unkempt backyard is an eyesore. It devalues your property and creates a negative impression about you and your home. Even if you don’t care about what others think, too much clutter can affect health in many ways. For example, it can dampen your mood and cause stress. It can also make it impossible to enjoy a relaxing time in your outdoor space. Tidying up your messy yard will liberate you from the emotional and physical junk taking up precious space in your life and home. It’s time to declutter your yard once and for all, and the following tips will help you do just that. 

  • Assess the current state of your backyard

How To Effectively Declutter A Messy Yard

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Before you start decluttering and cleaning, take a little time to walk around your backyard if you have enough space to do so. Look for visible signs of damage or any other thing that needs immediate attention. Make a list of all the things you have to repair, replace, remove, or upgrade. Note down the things you don’t need and plan what to do with them before you start decluttering. This way, you won’t have decluttered items sitting in your space for too long while you decide what to do with them. 

  • Start with the larger items


Removing the bigger things first is the easiest way to make a noticeable difference in how your yard looks. Broken outdoor furniture, a patio you no longer need, a broken-down car you no longer use, and other large items can take up a lot of space, and you should find a way to get rid of them. You can donate, sell, recycle, or throw them away. Consider using local dumpster rental services if you have many large items you need to get rid of. With the larger items gone, you’ll feel a huge sense of accomplishment that will invigorate you to move to teh next stage. 

  • Remove extra outdoor planters 


The next stage is to remove extra outdoor planters. Unused outdoor pots, empty planters, and containers with no living plants are surplus to your yard’s needs. You have two options here – get rid of them or replant them with some gorgeously new plants to beautify your space. If you choose to replant them, take the time to clean and repaint them, especially if they look a little run down. But if your backyard already has too many plants, getting rid of the extra containers may be your best choice. 

  • Give your plants some room

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Next, create more space by giving your plants some room. Often, when people start gardening for the first time, they prefer jamming smaller plants together. But with time, the perennials get bigger, with some even asserting themselves over less aggressive plants. The bigger plants will take more space and cover the smaller ones, even depriving them of enough nutrients. They can also make your space look crowded when jammed together. So, move your plants farther apart to give them enough breathing room and make your garden look more organized. You can always add more plants if you feel there’s too much space. 

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