Getting into the summer spirit is an amazing feeling, and it’s even better when you channel your energy into your garden. Summer is right around the corner, so it’s essential to start preparing your garden for the hotter weather. Seize the opportunity of spring and follow these garden hacks whilst getting ready for the sunshine.
Prepare Your Lawn
The easiest way to prepare your lawn for summer is to lay down cheap artificial grass. Durable all year round, artificial grass is the ideal way to get ready for long days in the garden and enjoying your space.
Artificial grass is low maintenance, luxurious and realistic to regular grass. Made from synthetic materials, artificial grass is usually cut to be 25-40mm thick and has a soft landing surface. This means you can walk back and forth all spring as you prepare your garden without having patchy grass.
Once summer hits, your lawn will be as beautiful as ever. Artificial grass doesn’t need watering and won’t dry out in the sun. No matter the season, your garden will always be prepared.
Nurture Your Flower Beds
Nurturing your flower beds in spring will give them plenty of time to become enriched with nutrients. To prepare flower beds, fill them with compost and ensure it stays moist. Mix it well and water it every day to make it the best it can be. This way, your flower beds will be ready for all the wonderful plants you want to grow.
As well as nurturing your soil, start planting! Flowers such as Daffodils, Pansies and Tulips represent spring and new life. This will add bursts of colour to your garden as the summer days get closer. You can always replace these as time goes on, but they would be a stunning addition to any garden.
Check Your Tools
Checking that you have all the tools you need to last you through the months of gardening will prepare you for summer. In spring, have a look over your garden tools and see if any look a little worse-for-wear. Head out to a local garden centre or DIY shop to pick up some new gardening gloves, a spade and a trowel. The list of tools goes on, but they’re the essentials that you’ll need.
Clean Down Your Decking/Patio Area
There’s something so satisfying about cleaning a decking or patio area, especially with a pressure washer. Blast the solid stone or wood areas of your garden with some water and watch the dirt rinse away. This is a great step to take during spring, as dirt gets stuck in between outdoor materials during winter.
If you don’t have a pressure washer, use a garden tool to scrape away any unwanted garden weeds or anything else left behind from the colder months. Putting the effort in before summer will make the overall job a lot smoother, meaning you have more time to enjoy your garden in the warm evenings.
Buy Garden Containers for Growing Fruit and Vegetables
Growing fruit and vegetables is one of the most rewarding things to do in your own garden, especially in summer. Nutritious food grows ever quicker in the sunshine and with plenty of water, so it’s important to get ahead of the game. The sooner you can grow fruit and veg, the sooner you can enjoy them in a salad or at a family BBQ.
Buying garden containers will give the plants plenty of room to grow, so make sure they’re deep and have an open top. The bigger the container, the better your fruit and veg will be. Don’t forget, you can always grow tomatoes and softer veg in grow bags, which is brilliantly convenient.