Now that summer is in full swing, most of us are enjoying our time outside the house and exploring our gardens. If you have only just come out into your garden this year to start some work on it, you may already be faced with a 3-foot night lawn, flowers everywhere and a ton of weeds. There comes a time in all of our lives where we want to make a change to the garden, so if you want to vamp up the space this year and make a fun change, here are some of the things you can do.
There are lots of new and innovative devices coming out all the time for the avid gardener — but which would benefit you the most?
To find out which new tech product you need, check out this tech guide by Suttons — leading providers of hanging baskets — as we look at the top must-have pieces of technology for gardeners in 2018…
The best gardening apps
You probably already know how many apps there are available in 2018 — but do you know which are best for gardeners?
- GrowIt! — connects you with local gardeners. You can also upload photos of your own plants to share your gardening knowledge with others.
- Garden Compass — allows you to upload photos, ask questions to horticultural experts and create a personalised garden-care calendar.
It is becoming all the more popular for people to use their garden space to grow their own crops. Not only is this fun, as well as satisfying, but it also means that you get the added bonus of being able to eat the things that you have grown. Ideal for new gardeners and families alike.
The only trouble with this is that sometimes it can feel that the crops that you have cultivated are a little on the obvious side. Whilst there is nothing wrong with growing tomatoes, sometimes you long for something a little more, well exotic.
Of course, you are going to think that here in the UK it is impossible to grow anything that is remotely exotic. However, this really isn’t true. In fact, there are plenty of unexpected exotic fruits that you can grow in a UK garden.
But what are they? Let’s take a look at the options that are open to you and why they should become a feature in your garden.
The great thing about these plants is that not only can you eat the amazing egg sized fruits when they grow, but during the growing process you can also eat the flowers too. The flowers produced not only smell gorgeous, but are also a stunning crimson colour too, which looks great. The fruit, when it has grown tastes amazing, some say that it is just like pineapple, peach, strawberry, apple and plum all rolled into one.
The fruits of this plant will only ripen ready to eat during the summer months, however, the plant itself can withstand cold temperatures and still survive.
The garden is one place in the home that is a must when you have children. Children need a place to run, to play and to learn about nature and a garden is the perfect place for all that to happen. If you are lucky enough to have a house that is attached to a large expanse of space out the back, then you’re going to be clamouring for ideas on how to make your garden the perfect place for the kids to play.
Adults love a garden to be able to plant beautiful flowers and entertain guests with a delicious barbecue. Children love it as a place to explore, let off some steam and generally just go a little wild outside the house. The key thing that your garden will always need is to be safe. There’s nothing safe about ponds that are open without fencing, low-hanging trees with unruly branches or gravel that just waits around for little knees to land on it. Everything that you choose for your garden is going to impact the safety of your children, so to get it right the first time, check out the tips below for the safest garden possible for your family:
Now that the summertime is finally here, it’s time to get out into the garden and have that much needed barbecue with the family. Having a barbecue on a sunny day is a great way to spend your summer and have fun with your family and friends. If you want to up your barbecue game this year and impress your guests, here’s how to host the perfect summer barbecue.
A great setup
The first thing you’ll need to consider when you are hosting a barbecue this summer is where you will sit. Make sure you have enough Garden Furniture for everyone who is visiting you, and also make sure that you leave enough room for the grill to fire up away from everyone. You can even ask your family to bring a chair with them if you don’t have enough!
Now that the weather seems to be warming up at last, it is the perfect time for us to get out into the garden and start building our perfect scene for the spring and summer. April is the ideal month to start with many gardening tasks such as mowing the lawn for the first time this year, pruning deadheads from shrubs and getting rid of weeds. Also planning what fruit to grow in your garden this Summer. Also do your research on fruit tree pests UK, so you know how to protect your bushes.
You will likely want to do a bit of landscape gardening at this point in the year and move things around a little to make room for new plants. The perfect plants to introduce into your garden this year are fruits.
Here are the best fruits you can plant in your garden this year:
Everyone loves strawberries, and they are one of the most loved fruits in the world. Strawberries grow from seed, and it is in April when you will want to plant these seeds ready for them to fruit in the summer. They are easy to sow and germinate by using a small pot or seedling tray, and will likely germinate within a few days or a week ready to grow into a lovely plants which sprouts white flowers in the early summertime.