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!