Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about making our gardens glorious for the summer months. Maybe you’re creating a space to enjoy during the coming season? Or perhaps you’re thinking of selling your property and are aware that gardens have soared to the top of the essentials list for buyers in the last year.
Whatever the reason for your garden upgrade, it’s worth investing the time in making everything look gorgeous. So, pop on a pair of robust gardening gloves and start tending to your outdoor space. Here are some ideas to help you breathe new life into the area.
Make some plans
At this time of year, plants shoot up quickly, and it’s easy for a garden to quickly become overgrown. A well thought-out planting scheme will help you keep on top of this.
Begin the planning process by researching the plants you’d like to add and find out how to care for them. When you have a list of what you want, look up when it’s best to plant everything, and then decide the right location for each addition.
If you’re looking for ideas, herbs such as a sage and rosemary do well in warm conditions and don’t need too much watering. Should you want to add larger plants and trees, yuccas and palms don’t need much upkeep and look lush in the summer sun.
Tend to your lawn
A lawn is often the focal point in a garden, so having healthy grass will improve the overall look of the space. Start by clearing away any weeds and moss with a rake. From there, you can mow it.
If you’d like to cut down on mowing time and have enough room, it could be worth binging in the borders. This will reduce the grassy area and create wider beds, meaning you won’t have to worry about the grass as much. Plus, you will have more room to plan the plants you’d like to add.
The weeks in the run up to summer are the perfect time to add vibrant plants and even trees. This is when flowering plants are in full bloom, so your garden will be transformed.
Grow your own
If growing your own has always been something you’d like to try, now is a great time to start. It’s important that you find a good location as any fruit and veg that you’re planning on growing will need to get plenty of light and also be in a sheltered spot.
Update garden furniture
Now that your garden looks good, you can revamp your garden furniture. Add a barbecue and some outdoor seating. There are some interesting trends to tap into for 2021, from building a garden bar to investing in a handing chair. Adding some throws and cushions to your garden furniture is also an easy way to update the space.