Get Your Garden Ready For The Summer

It’s the start of the new year, and for that reason alone should be enough of a drive to get you transforming your garden into one that will be forever remembered. You see, it’s still pretty cold outside, but now is a better time than any to start working on your garden, so by the time the spring and summer arrive, you will have a stunning garden that not only looks the part, but feels the part too.

The shocking part of styling your home, is that so many people tend to overlook the garden, as they see it as not being so important because of it being on the outside, and not on the inside of the home, but this is where so many people go wrong. The garden is such a magical place that provides you with so many uses. Just think about when the summer comes – your garden is the place where you all reside and bask in the sun while topping up on your tan while sipping on a cocktail and roasting the meat on the barbecue. But none of that can be achieved if you don’t have a garden up to standard. – If your garden is dull and miserable, then this will be the last place you want to spend your valuable time, and this is an awful shame as this is the whole purpose of having a garden in the first place.

There are many things that you can do in order to give your garden a much-needed makeover, you just need to read between the lines and envision what your bigger picture will be.

The sooner you begin planning now, the sooner your garden will be ready to show itself off in the summer.

Here are some of the most important places you’ll want to focus on.

Trimming the bushes

If you have bushes that surround your garden, it’s always important that you trim the bushes and hedges so that it’s kept clean and tidy. It’s very easy for them to grow in the wrong direction here and there, and that can throw the whole dynamic of your garden. So make sure that you stay on top of the bushes and hedges that surround you. You can do this with simple sheers, or an electrical tool, but it all comes down to how much you have to trim. Sheers tend to do the job, and you have a lot more control over what you do and where you make your cuts.

Looking after your lawn

Your Lawn Care is extremely important because it’s essentially the base foundation of your garden. You want green, fresh grass that is growing as it should in all the right places, without any rough patches or dry areas. This is why you may well benefit from contacting a professional service to do this for you, even down to the little things like trimming the lawn. You wouldn’t believe the difference it has on your overall garden just by how the grass has been trimmed so it’s all the same level, as a pose to being an overgrown mess.

Removing the weeds

Let’s face it, weeds are one the most annoying things that make themselves known in our gardens. No matter how hard you try, and no matter what technique you use, they will unfortunately always come back. This is why it’s so important that you keep on top of the weeding before it gets too out of control. There are plenty of different chemicals and products out there on the market that promise to destroy any weeds that you may have in your garden, but the fact of that matter is, most of these products do a lot of damage to all your other surrounding plants. So the best way to tackle these pesky weeds, is to remove them by hand. Yes, it’s a tough job, but it will certainly pay off as you’re pulling them up from the root which essentially takes the weeds a lot longer to grow back. You may even find it rather therapeutic.

Adding some hints of colour

Flowers are a lovely way to make your garden a lot more lively, while reflecting your own personality throughout. Flowers have so many different meanings, as well as the colours that you opt for. So you may want to do your research in choosing the style for you as a person. Or you may just find it easier picking out whatever pleases your eyes, be it roses, tulips, lavender, or daisies. There are so many different kinds of flowers and greenery out there, so why not explore as many as you can. Besides, you can always change this up whenever you feel like it by merely removing some bulbs, and swapping them for something new.

A water feature

Water features are a lovely way to add a little bit more depth to your garden. Essentially it all depends on how much space you have, but even if you don’t have a lot of room to work with, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a water feature all the same. It can be something as simple as a birdbath, or you can go more extreme by having a waterfall feature. Whatever it may be, know that it not only looks stunning, but it even attracts wildlife to your garden, including bees, dragonflies, butterflies, birds, and more. And those are so lovely to watch while you enjoy your garden with your new found wildlife friends.

So now you have a good few ideas, there’s no reason you can’t transform your garden into something that you have always dreamed of. It may not necessarily happen overnight, but with enough time and effort put in, there is no reason you won’t have the garden of your dreams.

With a little patience, and a good bit of planning, you can achieve whatever you want to.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and and thinking of getting your garden ready for Summer.

Don’t forget to check out my gardening section for more tips.

rachel bustin

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9 thoughts on “Get Your Garden Ready For The Summer

  1. We like to treat our garden as an extension to our front room in the warmer months, but I don’t feel very comfortable out there at the moment. One large part is in such an upheaval as we’ve just had a new septic tank installed. It’s going to take ages to get it right again. I can’t wait to add some colour to it.

  2. The recent fine weather has enabled us to try to tackle the remaining overgrown areas in our garden. We’ve spent the past few afternoons clearing loads of dead shrubs, overgrown hedges and weeds. We now have a huge pile of garden waste in our front driveway, but the garden is finally starting to resemble a garden rather than a piece of waste ground. I am now looking forward to actually planting some pretty flowers and shrubs.

  3. Really great garden tips – we have a medium sized garden, half grass half concrete, love getting outdoors in the summer and sunbathing or planting some pretty flowers x

  4. I am busy bringing home manure from the local stables – a wheelbarrow load 2 or 3 times a week to enrich the soil ready for the summer garden!

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