If you don’t have green fingers and don’t enjoy gardening, you’ve probably left your garden to do as it pleases over the winter. That’s why it’s so important to get out there now the weather is improving to make some much-needed changes in time for the summer. Here’s what you should do!
Cut the Grass and Kill the Weeds
A lot of us let our gardens grow into disrepute over the winter months. And that’s understandable. Who wants to be out in the garden tending to the lawn and pulling up weeds when it’s cold and wet? But now the weather is warming up, you have no excuses!
Get the lawnmower out and cut the grass short, but not too short. A lot of people are too eager when it comes to cutting the grass. If you cut it too short, you’ll damage it and risk killing the lawn. And then spend the afternoon pulling up the weeds, don’t forget to dig deep when removing weeds with long roots.
Get the Garden Landscaped
If your garden is in particularly bad shape, there may be no option left other than to get a professional involved. Yes, it may cost more than doing it yourself, but you get what you pay for! Only a professional landscaper knows how to get the most out of your garden and design it expertly.
Landscaping has all kinds of benefits. For example, did you know that how you arrange your shrubs and trees can impact on how much you pay in energy bills? If they’re arranged correctly, your trees can keep warmth in your home during the winter and absorb heat from the sun during the summer.
Add a Patio Area
You’re going to need somewhere to sit during the summer. A new patio area could act as the ideal place to kick back and relax on hot days. You can have a glass of wine and enjoy the view of your newly rejuvenated back garden. What could be better than that?
Don’t forget you patio furniture too. Luckily, there are usually loads of great offers on garden furniture at this time of year as garden centers and retailers start preparing for summer. Make sure your table is big enough for your family and friends to sit around when you want to entertain people.
Get Back in the Greenhouse
Greenhouses are great for so many reasons. So, if yours has been left neglected and unused at the bottom of your garden since last summer, dust it down and get back in it. If you’re a keen gardener, you can’t be without a good greenhouse.
They keep your plants protected from any animals wanting to eat them. They offer the perfect environment in which plants can thrive. And they allow you the opportunity to grow own your own food. There’s not much to dislike about the humble greenhouse!
Summer is just around the corner. So, don’t hesitate, prepare your garden for summer by following these simple tips today.