Summer is here. As soon as the temperature rises, our thoughts turn to all the wonderful things we do in the warmer months, such as long evenings spent in the garden with our loved ones. So why not prepare by refreshing your outdoor space?
Here are a few simple tips to make your garden summer ready.
First and foremost, you should give your lawn a good spring – or should we say, summer – clean. This can be something as simple as cutting the front hedge, which is thought to protect your home from burglary as much as making your space more inviting.
Depending on the number of dead leaves and debris you collect, you may want to pay for professional garden waste removal services. This will help your lawn stay green and fresh during the summer months.
Once your garden is cleared of any winter mess, you can start thinking about planting flowers. Whether you’re a fan of delicate heirloom roses or magenta coleus, choose flowers with bright colours to add personality to your outdoor space.
Summer is the perfect time to grow tomatoes, peppers, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. No matter which tasty treats you want to grow, choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight.
Painting your fence
Your garden reflects your personality, so why not add a bit of style, and make it a little brighter with a fresh coat of paint? Easy and inexpensive, this can really make a difference in the overall look of your yard.
Not only will a new coat of paint make your garden fence look great and protect it from the elements, but it will also keep it looking new for years to come. It’s the perfect way to add a little bit of summertime fun to your yard!
You can start by giving your fence a good clean. Use a pressure washer or a stiff brush to remove any dirt, cobwebs, or other debris. If your fence is made of wood, you may need to sand it down before painting. This will create a smooth surface for the paint to stick to.
Investing in garden furniture
Garden furniture can transform your outdoor space. Whether you want to relax with a good book or entertain friends and family, it can help you make the most of the summer sun. Benches, for example, add both style and functionality to your garden.
If you’re looking for garden furniture that you can use for dining, investing in a garden table and chairs set is a great option. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.
Wooden garden furniture is a classic choice that will never go out of style. This material is perfect for creating a rustic feel in your garden, and it will weather the colder months if you plan to use your garden throughout the year.
On the other hand, metal garden furniture is great if you’re looking for something a little different. Not only will this add a touch of industrial chic to your garden, but metal furniture is also strong and durable, so it’s perfect for withstanding the Great British weather.
Whatever material you choose, make sure you buy garden furniture that fits its purpose. It is no good buying a cheap set that will fall apart after a few months. Investing in good quality garden furniture will mean that you can enjoy it for many summers to come.
Buy a barbecue
Summer is the perfect time to break out the barbecue. Whether you’re cooking for a small family gathering or a large garden party, a barbecue is a perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and good company, spending quality time with your loved ones.
Barbecues are also a great way to try new foods. If you’re tired of the same old burgers and hot dogs, why not try something outside of your comfort zone? There are endless possibilities when it comes to barbecue recipes, from barbecued courgettes to a watermelon and rice noodle salad.
These are some of the ways you can make your garden summer-ready, so spending time there can be a great way to relax, connect with nature, and even get some exercise while tending to your blossoming flowers. The summer heat won’t last forever, so try to make the most of it while you can!