Getting Your Garden Ready For Summer Fun
When it’s cold and miserable outside the last thing you want to do is spend any time in your garden. So those outdoor spaces tend to get neglected during the winter.
Spring is finally here and so your mind might start to think about the summer months ahead and how your garden might need some attention.
It’s only natural that you are going to start thinking about your outside space and get it ready for those days utilizing it. Especially the ways you can use it and how you can make the most of it.
The garden really is an extension of your home. So here are tips on getting your garden ready for summer fun.
Tidy Up the Flower Beds
It’s time to clear those leaves and sticks from the winter months and create some fresh new bedding for flowers.
Bright flowers can look attractive in the spring and summer months.
Pruning bushes and wedding flower beds can also make a huge difference to your outside space. By just neatening up the flower beds and tidying debris away, you are well on your way to creating a lovely garden space.
Create a Space for Dining and Socializing
A great thing to do would be to start thinking about the patio or decking areas in your garden. If you have something like that already, is it being utilized as best as it could be?
Perhaps it might be that you may need to change the patio doors to get a great open aspect.
If you haven’t got an area like this then you could look at ways of creating one. It can be great for eating outside or enjoying BBQs in the summer.
A decked area can be made up quite easily, and if you have space, it could dramatically change the whole look.
Look After Your Lawn or Patio Areas
Speaking of having a dining area in your garden, you may already have furniture for the garden. The truth is, the furniture will have battled with the harsh weather.
The lawn can also take a bit of a beating. As the weather is brightening up, you could use the time wisely to cut your lawn, trim the edges, and give it much-needed feed or treatment. You could use a professional lawn mowing service.
The same applies to your patio.
You could use a washer that will powerfully remove ground on dirt and grime. Giving all the areas and your walls a good steam clean will brighten them up. It will get rid of any grubby mud or debris that’s been hanging around.
Invest in New Furniture, Fencing, and Gates
During the winter months your fencing, garden furniture and gates can feel the true brunt of the cold and icy weather. Without being treated this could cause them to become damaged.
Of course, if they can be saved, you could take the opportunity to treat all the woodwork.
Creosoting the fences and furniture can give them a new lease of life.
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However, if things need replacing, then you could buy garden gates online. This allows you to do some necessary research and provides a time-saving solution.
Also, not many people will be thinking about buying garden furniture or things for the garden in general at this time of year. So use it as an opportunity to get some bargains.
Now that you have started to tackle all of these things your garden will soon be ready for summer.
Do you have any tips for getting your garden ready for summer fun?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.