The garden is the best place to spend a sunny weekend during the summer, so make sure it is up to scratch by repairing some of the winter damage and upgrading the paving and patio. As well as clearing any rogue debris from the garden, you will also need to treat the lawn and more.
Treat the Lawn
Over the winter, moss and weeds grow on the lawn creating unsightly growth in the spring and summer. Lawn damage can also make your grass difficult to cut and lead to long-term issues. It’s best to treat your lawn in the fall or spring to make it look its best in the summer season.
Whether you treat your lawn in the fall or spring, you will need to scarify it; this means removing the mossy undergrowth and weed using some moss and weed killer, and a rake. If you scarify the lawn in spring, it will leave traces in the summer. That’s why people choose the fall instead.
Invest in Pavers
Pavers are an excellent way to create a path or a patio in the garden. Pavers are available in natural stone, concrete, porcelain, and clay brink. Most people consider natural stone to be the best choice, but it always depends on your project and budget. Concrete is also a good option.
If you want to make your garden more beautiful this summer, invest in stone pavers. Natural stone is an excellent choice for patios and paths; it gives you a natural look with plenty of durability. If you need a more budget-friendly option, try some colored concrete pavers instead.
Kill the Weeds
It seems as though weeds are a perennial problem, they seem to appear even after some weed killer has been put down or you have spent all of the previous weekend pulling them up. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to weeds in the garden; simply try to stay on top of them.
Weeds appear because of seeds that are still in the topsoil, have been carried by birds and pets, or remain in the ground thanks to weed roots. Accept that weeds are part of your garden and look out for them regularly. Use weed killer or white vinegar as a chemical-free alternative.
Plant New Bulbs
If you want your garden to blossom this summer, now is the best time to plant some bulbs and watch them grow. Spring is a pleasant time of year, the air is fresh, and the sun is warm. Not only is it ideal for putting on your gardening gloves, but it’s the best time for bulbs to grow too.
Hopefully, your perennial bulbs have shot through the topsoil already; these include daffodils, snowdrops, and crocus flowers. If you don’t have these classics in your garden already, why not plant them this year? At the same time, plant some dahlias, lilies, anemones, and primrose.
Paint the Deck
Make sure you paint the decking in time for summer. Over the winter, your decking – especially wooden decking – becomes worn and unkempt looking; bring your decking back to life with some lovely stain or paint that makes it look new again for summer gatherings with your friends.