Prepping Your Garden For The Onset Of SummerFriday, March 10, 2017
It might still be a little chilly outside, but soon enough summer will be here and once again you will want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A mistake that a lot of people make when it comes to their gardens is leaving it until summer hits to get them in ship shape. This means that they end up wasting a large amount of time focusing on fixing up their gardens instead of sunning themselves in them. If you want to ensure that this summer you’re able to make the most of your outdoor space, now is the time to start getting ready for summer. Here are few ways that you can do that.
Give Your Garden a Spring Clean
A lot of us tend to neglect our gardens during the winter months, which means that often they become overgrown and get into a mess. So the first step to preparing your garden for summer is giving it a good old spring clean. Spend some time clearing any weeds, removing junk and clutter, and getting your garden back into good shape. Mow the lawn, deadhead the flowers, and trim the hedges. Make sure that any areas of grass that have been damaged by the cold weather are seeded with grass seed so that by summer you will have a lovely luscious lawn to sunbathe on.
Beautify Your Space
To make your garden somewhere that you want to spend time in, find little ways to beautify it. Plant flowers and shrubs around the borders of your garden, give your pond or water feature a makeover by using Oase filtoclear to turn the water clear again and get rid of algae. Invest in outdoor lighting - ideally, you want this to be solar-powered lighting. You would be amazed at the different outdoor lighting can make to the look and feel of a space. Use accessories like outdoor lanterns, sculptures, strings of solar-powered fairy lights, and other pieces of decor that help to add a sense of style to the space.
Design An Area For Socialising
If your garden doesn’t already have an area for socialising in, you need to create one. Come summer you will want to host BBQs and parties out in your garden, but without a social area, it can be difficult to do so. Ideally, you want to deck or patio an area of your garden so that you can place garden furniture on it and a BBQ too. If you’ve got some money to play with, you could even consider creating an outdoor kitchen to make social gatherings easier and less stressful to manage. Outdoor speakers, an outdoor heater, and a canopy are all also great features to incorporate if you’ve got the budget for it.
There you have it, an array of tips and ideas for getting your garden ready for summer so that you can get as much use out of your outdoor space as possible. To create a space that you and your family love, find little ways to beautify it and add style.