Having a beautiful garden in the home can be very beneficial for us because it helps to make air fresh and you can also enjoy your morning walk in there. Make it eye catching and beautiful with our winter gardening and summer gardening tips
Summer gardening tips
With the summer just around the corner, there are a number of preparations we should all make to ensure we get the best use of our outdoor space. Making sure the garden is right, will be a priority task especially if you like spending time out in the sunshine or you want guests round for a BBQ!
For me the garden is a wonderful place where i spend my time, reading books, relaxing and enjoying the nature around me. For this reason, i like to ensure my garden area is looking good, so i start with cleaning my garden furniture in preparation for a hot summers day. Simply get some warm soapy water and get to work scrubbing off all the built up moss and dust on your furniture.
This works especially well on plastic furniture, although wooden varieties may need a little extra elbow grease to remove stains. I actually picked my latest set of furniture for the garden from very.co.uk, so will be looking forward to getting the most out of it this summer! I ordered an 8 piece garden set, with tables and chairs – which is great for when we entertain outside.
You also will want to tidy up your garden (if you are lucky enough to have one!!) Make sure to brush up all the old leaves, moss and debris on your patio decking. If you have a grass lawn, rake up all of the dead leaves and give your lawn a good mow, to make things look a lot smarter!
Also, it might be worth giving the outside of your home a fresh lick of paint to cover up the dirt and grime from last year.
By following a few of these simple steps, you can ensure your outdoor living space is looking good for months to come!
It’s sad but true – winter is fast approaching; therefore make sure you have taken care of all the bits and bobs knocking about in your garden.
Firstly, you have to adequately cover your garden furniture. You can either store it in a garage or shed, or buy a plastic cover for it from your local garden center/DIY store. Whichever you choose to do, with the downpours coming hard and fast, you should do it quickly.
Secondly, think about that poor lonely barbecue sitting at the back of the garden. It doesn’t want to get rained on every day; getting all rusted and unable to light come springtime. You’ll need to buy a cover for this too or find a place to store it. The latter is the preferred option, given that barbecues don’t take kindly to wet weather.
Next, you have to gather up any toys or tools that are lying about. Tools will become rusted and dirty, making them difficult to use when you need to make the most of that winter sun. Any toys you’ve got could be ruined and this doesn’t just apply to children’s toys – adult toys (boules sets, tennis nets etc.) will suffer, too, so be sure to take action.
It’s worth checking your plants are ready to survive the winter as well. You should cover them, ensuring the roots are well insulated. Any dead roots or foliage should be removed, otherwise, they can poison any existing plants and you should cover the remaining plants with thick mulch. This will protect them from the harsh winds and cold.
All in all, there’s probably more to be done than you originally thought, so by getting a move on now, you can rest assured your little (or big) garden really will weather the storm.