Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Getting Your Garden Ready For The Summer

Who else loves the summer? The long evenings with your friends and family, laughing and enjoying yourself. Or just being able to relax on your own with a cup of tea and a good book. The garden can really be a haven to you. Can you believe it is nearly spring? So now it's the right time to start getting your garden ready for you to enjoy. Here are some tips on what to think about whilst getting your garden ready. 

Sort The Lawn Out

Hopefully, it will be nice and green with the spring weather that we have had, we are lucky to not have had a harsh winter like last year. If you do have some patches that need repairing, then get it started in the spring so you have some spring rain to help it grow. Get rid of weeds in the grass by using a good weed killer or by pulling them out by the root. Check your mower is working okay and give the garden lawn a good mow – you’re becoming quite a gardener already!

Tidy Up The Garden

This is a great opportunity to get rid of any rubbish that you might have left in the garden all winter, you can usually call your council to take away bulky items but this does come at a cost. The local tip will take the most rubbish from you too. If you have any garden wood to burn, then use your new garden burner or chiminea. If you tidy the garden up, it will feel so much bigger for you to relax in.

Paint/Repair The Fence

Painting the fence always makes the garden look so welcoming and after winter, the fence can look a bit weather-beaten. So find some time to repair the fence, after all, you don’t want your kids or pets to escape from there and you don’t want to cause yourself an injury on broken fencing. When you paint the fence, always use proper fence paint because it will help to preserve the wood as well as decorate it. If it is too big a job, find a local handyman and get some garden quotes from him to fix it for you.

Cut Back Shrubs And Tree’s

Cut back all of your over growing plants, shrubs and trees, this will give you more space to enjoy your garden and it also breathes new life into the plants too. It will help them to flourish in a better way and they will be in much better shape than before.

Get Some Garden Furniture

We all want to be comfortable when we spend our summer nights in the garden, so if you are splashing out on a new set of garden furniture, go for comfort rather than how lovely a set looks or going for the cheapest in the shop. You do get what you pay for and it's better to pay for comfort. Make sure that the seat pads are removable in the evenings because you don’t want them getting ruined if it rains. Buy a chimenea or wood burner for the garden, this will keep you warm in the summer evenings if it gets a bit chilly.

Plant Flowers

As soon as the weather starts to get warmer, and as soon as the frosty mornings are over, you need to get those summer plants out in the garden. Now is the time to start planting seeds in the greenhouse or on your window sill of your house. Adding flowers to your garden will bring so many different colours to it, or maybe you want to stick to one colour?

House Insurance

Make sure that your house insurance covers the garden too, especially if you have set it up nice and ready for the summer. Make sure your shed is covered so you can be assured that your belongings are covered in the event of damage or theft.

If All Else Fails….

Hire a gardener, we are not all blessed with green fingers and I am certainly not, so sometimes it’s a good idea to hire some gardening services who can do it all for you. They are trained in knowing what plants will survive in your garden and how to best treat your lawn. This is the perfect choice if you don’t get much chance to go out into the garden at weekends or if you are unable to do it yourself due to illness or disability

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