Home entertaining is something we all enjoy in the UK, therefore it’s important to maintain your garden so that it’s presentable to guests. Of course, we aren’t all garden experts and are guilty of allowing our greenery to spoil over winter. It’s an actual fact that the British public wastes around £672 million every year on our gardens because we don’t know how to maintain them.
It’s best to get this done early, that’s why we’ll discuss in this article how best to spruce your garden so that it’s ready for the warmer months.
Tidy Your Garden
An obvious task to start off with, which can be quite difficult. If your garden is out of control, beginning with weed removal helps get rid of unwanted intruders. Hold off on intricate plans to include a water feature or garden shed for now because it’ll be wasted on a messy garden. Although it may seem to take forever, it will instantly look a whole lot better.
If you have decking in your garden, give it a good sweep clear away dirt, debris, and fallen leaves. High-pressure cleaners can be particularly useful in removing tough, stubborn marks. You can also do this on concrete areas, examining for broken or chipped tiles that could be replaced for a more presentable look.
You could also consider giving your fencing or shed a fresh coat of paint. There are high chances that the harsh weather of the winter period would have left them looking beaten and run down.
Speaking of sheds, if you have one then it might be time to declutter it. Although the inside of your shed is far from visible, a build-up of mess can make garden maintenance that little bit tougher and demotivating.
Add Garden Furniture And Other Additionals
You may be feeling your garden is looking relatively bare and empty, so why not consider buying some garden furniture to add a social element to your space? If you do have a relatively small garden, adding a hammock will take up less space. If you can fit garden furniture, placing it at the bottom of the garden will make your garden appear bigger rather than taking up a lot of space. Including a mirror in your garden adds a quirky touch, also making your garden appear larger. Just make sure it’s reflecting something appealing like a nice area of flowers or decoration.
If you plan to play host entertainment in your garden this year, BBQs are essential! There are a range of BBQs to choose from, including charcoal, electric or gas BBQs, instantly turning your outside area into a fun haven. Although the British weather is notoriously unpredictable, when the sun shines, there is a national rush for a good, tasty BBQ. And when the night comes and the temperature cools, consider investing in an outdoor heater to keep everyone cozy. Make your house the place to be!
Add Color To Your Garden
Unless you have a gardening expert, it’s likely that your plants and flowers would have withered during the winter, so that would mean you need to back to square one with nurturing flowers to good health. Make sure you don’t start too late! Plan ahead and get started early on fixing up your garden. It’s always a good idea to incorporate some hanging baskets into your garden, which look good all year round. If you plan on blossoming some beautiful flowers for the summer, start planting them in April, and be prepared to shield them from frost that could last into May. Calibrachoa and blue petunia flowers are ideal for baskets due to their weather-resistant abilities. If you plan on planting other flowers, make sure you research optimum planting time so that your garden has full potential this summer.
Attract The Wildlife
You could consider adding a water feature such as a birdbath, which not only looks great in your garden, but they also invite plenty of wildlife and animals to your space. An essential consideration during the current climate, providing food and water for birds and other animals will help support them during tough times and cold months.
Not just a great for the animals, your water feature would also change the ambiance outside, it would make you feel happier and improve your mood.
So that’s our tips to make your garden a happy place to be this summer, no matter whether you’re entertaining or seeking quality alone time. Happy gardening!