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How to maintain your garden

It seems that were saying goodbye to the winter period and hopefully welcoming some brighter, warmer climates in the near future. Therefore, its time to start thinking about spring cleaning and maybe how you want your garden to look throughout the spring and summertime. On a yearly basis, the Brit

How to maintain your garden

"It seems that were saying goodbye to the winter period and hopefully welcoming some brighter, warmer climates in the near future."

It seems that we’re saying goodbye to the winter period and hopefully welcoming some brighter, warmer climates in the near future. Therefore, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning and maybe how you want your garden to look throughout the spring and summertime. On a yearly basis, the British public wastes around £672 million on our gardens, because we don’t know how keep them maintained.

To make the most out of the warmer months, it’s best to maintain your garden as early as you can. With that in mind, we’ve brought you this article, which will advise on how to your spruce your garden up, so it can be enjoyed this spring and summer.

Give your garden a tidy

The first thing to do would be to tidy up your garden. There’s no doubt your garden may have become out of control no thanks to the winter season, so begin with waste and weed removal to get rid of unwanted intruders. Hold off on intricate plans to include a water feature or garden shed for now, because it’ll be wasted on a messy garden. Although it may seem to take forever, it will instantly look a whole lot better.

Do you have any decking in your garden? If so, give it a sweep, clearing away any dirt, debris and fallen leaves. High-pressure cleaners can be particularly useful in removing tough, stubborn marks. You can also do this on concrete areas, examining for broken or chipped tiles that could be replaced for a more presentable look.

For fencing and sheds, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint. Chances are that the harsh weathers of the winter would have left them looking beaten and run down.

While we’re on sheds, it might be a good time to declutter yours. Although the inside of your shed is far from visible, a build-up of mess can make garden maintenance that little bit tougher and demotivating.

Add garden furniture and other additional items

You may find your garden looking a bit bare and empty, you can consider adding some furniture to add a social element to your space. If you do have a relatively small garden, adding a hammock will take up less space. If you can fit garden furniture, placing it at the bottom of the garden will make your garden appear bigger rather than taking up a lot of space. Including a mirror in your garden adds a quirky touch, also making your garden appear larger. Just make sure it’s reflecting something appealing like a nice area of flowers or decoration.

Are you considering outdoor catering, for this BBQs are essential! There are a range of BBQs to choose from, including charcoal, electric or gas BBQs, instantly turning your outside area into a fun haven. Although the British weather is notoriously unpredictable, when the sun shines, there is a national rush for a good, tasty BBQ. And when the night comes and the temperature cools, consider investing in an outdoor heater to keep everyone cosy.

Give your garden some colour

If you’re not a gardening expert, then it’s more than likely any plants and flowers in your garden would have withered during the winter period, so it’s time for some nurturing, getting them back to good health. Make sure you don’t start too late! Plan ahead and get started early on fixing up your garden. It’s always a good idea to incorporate some hanging baskets into your garden, which look good all year round. If you plan on blossoming some beautiful flowers for the summer, start planting them in April, and be prepared to shield them from frost that could last into May. Calibrachoa and blue petunia flowers are ideal for baskets due to their weather resistant abilities. If you plan on planting other flowers, make sure you research optimum planting time so that your garden has full potential this summer.

Making your garden attractive to wildlife

Adding a water features such as bird bath or pond, won’t only look great in your garden, but they’ll also attract plenty of wildlife and animals to it too. An essential consideration during the current climate, providing food and water for birds and other animals will help support them during tough times and cold months.

As well as benefitting animals, water features create a great outside ambience, that can improve moods and make your feel happier.

Above are a just a few tips that will ensure your garden looking it’s best this summer. Happy gardening!












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