You may have noticed the small rays of sunshine peeking through already. The temperatures are slowly creeping up and spring is just around the corner. We all know what that means. It’s time to get the garden ready because summer is on the way! Our gardens and the summer months are a perfect match. The children can run around on the lawn and you can relax on the patio or decking. Maybe you’re already planning the garden parties and barbecues. If that’s the case, you need a garden fit for summer. We know it can get a little wild out there over the winter. So take the opportunity now to start fixing it up. In this post, we’ll show you how.
- Decking – Take advantage of the early spring to build a new decking or patio area. If you get started now you won’t cause too much disruption. More importantly, you’ll be all set for the summer! Find yourself a timber decking expert and get your hands on good quality wood. Then set aside a weekend or two. You’ll really appreciate the space when the warm summer nights start to close in. You can while away the evenings with friends under the stars.
- Tend to the lawn – Grass has a tendency to grow unruly and wild over the winter. Weeds will have developed and taken over large patches of the lawn. Although spring isn’t quite here, take this time to mow the lawn for the first time. Get deep into the weeds and remove the roots. There may be bald patches where the ice and cold took hold of the grass. Once you’ve mown the lawn you’ll see the true damage! Now you can get to work on relaying turf or sowing new grass seeds.
- Start planting – Start wandering your local garden centre for early bloomers. The faster you can get some flowers and plants growing, the faster the natural ecosystem will develop. You’ll start to attract the early birds, the bees and the butterflies. They all carry and spread pollen. They will naturally begin to prune and treat your garden. Plant early and you’ll call in nature’s workers!
- Clear out the shed – If you’re anything like us, you’ll have thrown the tools in the shed and left them at the start of winter. Now’s the time to face the music. Take this opportunity to clear out the shed and make it into a useable space for the summer. Sharpen any tools and mend any broken equipment.
- Fix wooden features – Things like fences and trellises take a battering over winter. The harsh winds and powerful rains can wear them down and weaken them. In some cases they may be destroyed or broken entirely. Take the initiative and start fixing them now. Either replace or fix and then protect them with varnish and paint.
There may still be a little chill in the air, but it’s worth braving the outdoors early in the year. Start pulling the garden together and fixing it up. You’ll thank yourself when that first beautiful weekend arrives. When it does, you can lounge on your new decking and bask on the perfect lawn.