Get your garden summer ready with our top tips
Summer is fast approaching and as lockdown rules continue to slowly ease you are likely to be spending a lot of time in your garden entertaining family and friends. We’ve put together some top tips to get your garden ready for your guests and a summer of fun!
1. Clean or replace your patio doors
Patio doors are often neglected when it comes to spring cleaning, the large panes of glass make the thought of getting them shining a chore. Not only does giving your patio doors a good clean make them look nicer from the outside but you will also have a better view of your beautiful garden.
If cleaning your doors wouldn’t make a difference, why not consider replacing them all together. There are several options available from modern bi-fold doors to more traditional French doors. Not sure what style of door is best for you? Then get in touch with our team and they will be happy to discuss the different options with you.
2. Use pots to create different zones
No matter the size of your garden, having one large space without dedicated areas for dining, relaxing and play can make a garden feel disconnected. One quick and easy way to create different zones in your garden is to use pots, they can be used to separate a patio into a formal dining area and informal seating to enjoy a drink with friends or to create a specific area for children to play. Pots can also help create levels in your garden, providing a focus for the eye and instantly adding depth.
They are also a great option if you live in a flat or city and don’t have any grass but still want to add colour to your courtyard or balcony.
3. Look after your lawn
We all dream of a luscious green lawn with perfect stripes, but let’s be honest, without a professional garden that can seem like an unattainable goal. However, looking after your own lawn can be very simple. Ensure you mow your lawn regularly, sow some additional grass seed if areas are looking patchy and give it a little water. If all else fails and you still aren’t happy with your grass, invest in artificial!
4. Sow something scrumptious
Is there really anything better than watching something grow from a seed? Whether you are a parent or a green fingered adult sowing seeds can be a great way to utilise your garden. Growing your own fruit, veg and herbs is a great way to get kids interested in healthy eating and get more vegetables on their plate. Salad leaves, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers are all easy to grow, as well as berries and herbs.
Whether you decide to turn a flower bed into a veg patch or grow your veg in a trough or pot, we guarantee the fruit and veg you grow will taste so much better than the veg you buy in the supermarket!
5. Add colour with flowers
Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to spruce up your garden is to add colour with flowers. Through spring and summer there are so many bright, pretty flowers around that can add instant colour and live to your garden. From sweet peas to Busy Lizzies and everyones favourite tulips, the list is endless. Majority of these flowers are low maintenance and can be planted in beds or in pots. We recommend a trip to your local garden centre, you will probably leave feeling like a kid who’s been to the sweet shop!