With spring well underway and the weather really starting to pick up, it’s the perfect time to get your garden ready for the summer months so you can spend more time outdoors enjoying the sun with your family and friends.
Don’t just drag out the barbeque or the inflatable swimming pool, really take some time to care for the areas that are most important once done, will make your outdoor space a lot nice to look at and be around.
In this blog, we look at the different things that you can do to get your garden summer-ready and looking in a way that you can’t wait to show off!
If you’re lucky enough to have some green space in your garden in the form of a lawn, this should be one of the first places that get your attention. A neatly mown lawn that is free from debris, weeds and all the loose stuff usually found around the garden like tools and toys can have a real impact on the overall appearance of your outdoor space.
Hopefully by now, your lawn has received the required treatments during the winter and spring months for it to be ready for the summer and all it needs is a good old fashioned cut to put the finishing touches on it. If not, mowing and weeding it may salvage it anyway, providing you with a green space that you can enjoy on a hot summer’s day.
Cleaning the essentials
The next thing to do is clean the essential areas and things that you’re going to be using a lot throughout the summer such as the barbeque, the garden furniture and the patio tiles. Chances are, the barbeque and furniture haven’t been touched since last summer so are more than likely due a good, deep clean, ready for when you need to use them next. I mean, there’s nothing worse than getting excited to throw some fresh food on the barbeque with a bunch of friends to realise it’s stinking dirty and the plans get thrown out the window, right?
Once the barbeque and furniture have been cleaned, it’s time to give your patio a jet wash to bring your outdoor tiles back to life. Never underestimate the power that a jet wash can have on the overall look of your garden!
Some fence work
After the essentials have been cleaned, the next thing to set your sights on is your fence, if you have one of course. If not, then you can skip this step entirely but if you do, let’s get cracking.
Throughout the winter months, your fence is likely to have experienced the full force of mother nature with high winds and heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, this would have had a big impact on the look of your fence with panels possibly missing and paint fading away. So, you’ll need to roll your sleeves up and get to work on restoring your fence to get the finishing touches of your garden sorted. Replace any panels that may be missing and give it a fresh lick of paint and treatment to bring the outer edges of your garden back to life.
After doing these three things, the major areas of your garden should (fingers crossed) be covered, with only smaller, less strenuous jobs left to do. We hope this blog has helped you to get your garden summer-ready and prepared to enjoy the warmer weather with all your family and friends!