Summer is finally here and that means that you’re going to want to spend as much time as possible relaxing in your garden. If you really want to make the most of the summer garden fun you could possibly have, you need to take care of a few things before you do it. During the winter, most people let their gardens grow over, and that’s because it’s usually too cold or too wet to keep the grass short or the plants healthy.
Getting your garden summer ready is not just about the plants or the grass. It’s about ensuring you book hot tub cleaning so that you can have movie nights in the hot tub. It’s about snaking the swimming pool to make sure that it’s back to its regular colour and it’s healthy again with the right chemicals. Your garden needs to be ready for you to enjoy, and here are six summertime tips to make that happen.
- Start weeding. A good place to start when you’re getting your garden ready for summer is to weed it. Most of the garden won’t grow over in the winter time because the weeds just don’t grow without enough sunlight. Once that sunshine hits you can bet the weeds will be back. Weeding doesn’t have to be a long job and if you keep on top of it weekly, your plants have the best chance of thriving.
- Get the pool ready. Whether you have an inground pool or you are popping up the paddling pool for the kids, you need to get the pool ready for the summer. The chemicals you need will keep it in the right shape, and get a cover for it, too. If you choose a solo cover, it will keep the water warm during summer months which is perfect for the kids who just want to jump in.
- Call a landscaper. If you really want to get your garden ready, don’t do it alone. Call a landscaper to come in and get the ground ready for you so that you can plant – hey even get them to plant for you! They can help you with sorting out all of the issues you have with your garden and get it ready for you to enjoy.
- Clean it up. Pressure wash the decking, wooden fencing and slabbing and make sure that everything is cleaned down of any wintry grime. Clear down the wooden furniture, too as you take it back out of the shed. Nobody wants to sit on furniture that’s been rotting in the shed for six months. Get that ready and you’ll have somewhere to relax.
- Plant your veggies. Now is the time that you should plant all the vegetables even saying you’d like to close but never got round to. Get online and see if you can find instructions on planting your preferred vegetables.
- Add some colour. If you want to do something fun with the kids, paint the fence panels one by one in lovely waterproof pastel colours. This will add some colour to the garden while you wait for the flowers to grow.