The recent lovely weather has had everyone out in their gardens enjoying the sun. The warm weather will hopefully be here to stay so it’s time to start getting the garden ready to enjoy through the summer months. We’ve had a look at some great tips to get you started.
Love your lawn
There is nothing better than a beautifully manicured lawn to relax and play on in the summer. Re-sow any poor patches and give it a light rake to allow water into the soil. Remove any weeds that have appeared and avoid cutting it too short at this stage to keep it looking healthy.
Clean your patio and decking
Giving your patio and decking a clean will make a huge difference to the way your garden looks. Using a jet washer on slabs will have them looking almost like new! Removing weeds and moss and from between slabs will also tidy up the look of the garden. To give decking a tidy up, sanding and re-treating with a stain protector will produce a great result.
Tidy up planters and flower beds
Removing any weeds that have grown and tidying up the edges of flower beds can make a huge difference to the way your garden looks. Adding some fresh mulch to conserve moisture, suppress weeds and enrich the soil makes the garden immediately look more attractive. If you need a quick fix for flower beds, simply turning the soil and removing weeds can achieve a similar look.
Add some colour and fragrance
Adding some lovely brightly coloured plants and flowers to your garden can really brighten and cheer it up ready for summer. Large planters and hanging baskets are an easy way to inject some colour into your space. Planting some beautifully fragranced flowers beside your seating areas, such as roses, jasmine or lavender will produce a beautiful scent for when you are relaxing in the summer sun.
Clean out the shed
Over the winter months we tend to stockpile and many of these items end up in the garden shed. Giving it a good clear out or spring clean before summer means there will be plenty of room for storing garden furniture, garden tools and a BBQ that can be easily accessed for cooking up some delicious summer meals.
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