Getting Your Garden Ready for the Summer Months

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

With summer slowly getting closer, now is the perfect time to start preparing your garden for the warmer months of the year. You will want your backyard to be looking its best as soon as the sun comes out; this way you can maximise the time you spend in the garden and get your friends round for the first BBQ of the year. Here are a few tips for preparing your backyard for the much-anticipated summer.

Spring Clean
The winter months can transform even the nicest garden into a bleak and miserable space. You will want to spring clean the entire area by picking up debris, trimming back the bushes and getting rid of any pesky weeds.

Lawn Care

The lawn is perhaps the most important part of the garden and will make a huge difference to how the area both looks and feels. You should re-sow poor patches, aerate to encourage root growth and neatly mow it to a tidy length.

Fresh Paint

After months of harsh conditions, the garden fence and gates take a severe beating and look worse for wear once the summer comes round. Counteract this with a fresh coat of paint when the weather begins to improve; this will make a huge difference to the appearance of the entire area. You will also want to thoroughly clean any patio or pavements too.

Thin the Trees Out

If you have a backyard that has plenty of large trees, it is worth hiring a professional to thin these out. Not only will this make the area look much tidier, but it could also let a lot more sunshine into the backyard and allow you to stay out much longer in the summer. Tree surgeons like UK Landscapes will be the most efficient way to do this.

Getting Ready for Socialising

Finally, you will want to get the space ready for socialising or relaxing in. This will involve cleaning off your outdoor furniture (or investing in new items) and perhaps decorating to make the area more appealing.

With these steps, your garden will be revitalised and you will be ready to spend as much time as possible in it once the summer rolls around. The secret to getting the most out of your garden is getting it ready for summer well in advance, as otherwise,you could spend the majority of the warmer months working on the backyard instead of relaxing.