The temperature is starting to get warmer, the nights are getting longer, and the flowers are starting to bloom.
Summer is just around the corner, and lockdown means that it is the perfect time to turn your garden into a beautiful sanctuary where you can relax.
But if you don’t have much gardening experience, you may be wondering where exactly to start. Thankfully we are here to assist; here are seven tips to help you get your garden ready for summer.
Maintain The Lawn
Most people don’t mow their lawns during winter, so the first thing you should do is mow the grass – but that isn’t the end of the lawn work. Summer sun can easily dry grass out and turn it yellow, but you can avoid this by putting lawn feed down regularly throughout summer. It can also be useful to water the lawn with a watering can, especially during dry spells.
You can also tidy up the appearance of your garden by removing any weeds that have sprung up. Put on your gardening gloves and pull the weeds out by the root to reduce the chance of them quickly growing back, and then consider putting weed killer or a Knotweed root barrier system down. This means you are less likely to encounter weeds in autumn and winter.
Paint The Fence
You may also want to consider repainting the face. Over time harsh weather can damage outside paint, causing it to crack and bubble – but you can easily make fences look as good as new by giving them a new lick of paint. If you decide to do this, it could be fun to pick a new colour that you haven’t tried (such as pastel blue or bright yellow). This is because the new colour will give your garden a brand new look, so it will feel like a totally different space.
Clean The Patio
Use a pressure washer (or a bowl of hot, soapy water, and a metal sponge) to clean dirt and debris from the patio. This will make the paving look brand new, even if it is years old!
Add Some Colour
Inject colour and life into your garden with some pre-grown flowers. All you need to do is buy the flowers, plant them in pots and arrange them outside. This is very affordable and easy to do, even if you don’t have any gardening experience! You could also add colour with garden ornaments.
Invest In Patio Furniture
Do you want to hang out in your garden regularly? If so, it could be useful to invest in some quality outdoor patio furniture. Look for affordable deals online, or repaint old garden furniture to give it a new lease of life.
Don’t Forget About Lighting
Finally, you can add lighting so you can hang out in your garden at night time. Solar lights are an energy-efficient option, but you could also use outdoor fairy lights or candles to illuminate your garden.