How to Get Your Garden Ready for Summer
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Once the temperature starts to increase so will BBQ, paddling pool and sun lounger sales across the UK. You will want to make the most of the sun as soon as it starts shining, so, before that happens why not make sure your garden is in shape for the coming months?
When it is hot enough your garden becomes an extension of your home, an outdoor living space for drinks, dinners, tanning and entertaining. We collected the tips below from our team of landscape gardeners, these steps will help you get your garden ready for its big debut.
Give Your Lawn Some Love
A little love can go a long way when it comes to your lawn. Hopefully, you’ve been looking after your lawn all winter and it’s now ready for a summer trim. Remember to cut it no less than 1cm in height, as any less than this can make your grass look sparse and bald.
If lawn maintenance is not for you, you can explore the option of artificial grass. Artificial grass has advanced hugely in recent years, it is available in a range of shades, textures and lengths and can look very convincing in your garden. Also, if you have pets then artificial grass can save you the hassle of bald patches from animal urine.
Treat and Paint your Fence
The winter months are harsh on fences so it is a good idea to give your garden fence a bit of TLC when spring comes around. As well as painting it you can use treatments, such as Creosote, that give it the extra protection it needs to last.
Tidy Up Borders
Spring is the perfect time to get on top of weeds in your flower beds and borders before they really grow roots and become too difficult to remove. Whilst you are getting rid of these weeds you should remove any old blooms and prune any shrubs that need tidying. Once you have done this you’ll have a better idea of where the gaps are and what plants you need to fill them.
Hire a Landscape Gardener
If these jobs all sound like too much effort, and you’d rather reap the rewards without the effort, then you should hire a landscape gardener. A landscape gardener can get your garden camera ready for the summer months. You can also liaise with them regarding how high or low maintenance you want your garden to be, so you don’t have to worry about upkeep after they’ve finished if you don’t have a particularly green thumb.