Getting Your Garden Ready for Summer

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Summer may not seem like it is close, but it will be here before you know it, and so it is vital that your garden is ready. After all, is there anything better than enjoying a barbecue with friends during the warmer months? Or, what about relaxing in the garden with a good book and a nice glass of wine? Well, you won’t want to do this if your garden is uncomfortable and littered with weeds. So, let’s take a look at the steps to take to get your garden summer-ready.

Keep things low maintenance – Before we delve into some different suggestions for your garden, it is important that you don’t get carried away and create a garden that demands a lot of maintenance and TLC. Do you want to spend your summer relaxing? Or do you want to spend it gardening non-stop?

Plant flowers that smell amazing at night – During the summer months, if you like to entertain people, you will probably spend a lot of evenings in your garden. Because of this, it is a good idea to plant some night-scented flowers, like Honeysuckle and Jasmine.

Make your outdoor space comfortable – Think of your garden as another room in the home. You wouldn’t like to sit in an uncomfortable living room, would you? So, why should your garden be any different? Bring some of your indoor comforts outside. Invest in an outdoor ceiling fan, for example, and buy some scatter cushions and a rug for your patio area. Of course, there is no need to spend a lot of money on outdoor soft furnishings, as they are unlikely to last as long due to the weather.

Create a herb wall near your barbecue – This is a great idea for anyone that enjoys cooking outdoors. A herb wall offers many benefits. Of course, it makes cooking a lot easier, as you don’t need to go to and from the kitchen. It will also make your food taste better, and herbs are amazing in cocktails too. Oh, and they create a gorgeous aroma, which will make all of your guests’ tummies rumble.

Paint your fence and gate – Last but not least, it is likely that your fence and gate have taken a bit of a battering during the winter months. The wind and the storms can really take their toll, so it is a good idea to get the paintbrush out or some stain and go over your fence.

So there you have it: some of the best ways to get your garden ready for the summer months ahead. It is important to create a space that is comfortable and relaxing, yet you also need to keep it low maintenance. After all, while you want to spend your summer in the garden, you don’t want to spend your summer gardening all of the time!

 

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

One thought on “Getting Your Garden Ready for Summer

  • March 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm
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    Last spring my wife and I re-floored our deck and covered it with an A-frame roof. We put up a large ceiling fan by Tropos Air, a 72 inch Titan. We purchased an outdoor sectional and added a flat screen up above the doors leading into the home so that it’s protected from the rain. We put a tall propane heater and a propane fire pit on the deck. The ceiling fan has done a great job a keeping it cool on muggy nights, and the fire pit and heater keep it warm on cool nights. We found it brings our family closer together because we all want to sit out their and watch movies verses everyone doing their own thing inside the house. That said, great article and I feel outdoor areas, if done right, are better than indoor areas every single time. Just a great feeling to be outside (as long as your comfortable).

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