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Maintenance Tasks to Help Prepare Your Garden for Next Summer
by Isabella Goode
November 2, 2020

You want to make your home look good on the inside but, it is just as important to make it look good on the outside. This is because it can bring the whole look of your home together and give you something to keep you busy in your spare time. After the winter is done, you will want to spend as much time outdoors as possible so you will need to make sure you prepare your garden. Here we are going to discuss some maintenance tasks to help you prepare your garden for summer so make sure you keep reading to find out more.

Clean Your Decking

If you have decking in your garden the first thing that you should consider doing is clean it. During the winter, moss could have been growing on the wood and it could now look a little dishevelled. As explained by Atkins Deck, varying weather conditions and critters will gradually cause your decking to wear away which can lead to safety hazards, so it’s vital that you don’t leave it unattended for too long. Decking is expensive and you want it to last as long as possible so the more attention you pay to it the better it will look for the summer.

Cut Grass

The next thing that you should do if you are looking to prepare your garden for the summer is to cut your grass. Over the winter months, your grass will have grown a lot and, some areas might have grown in patchy. To make your grass even and make it look fresh again, you should cut it and then put treatments down to revive any bald areas or dead grass.

Get Rid of Weeds

A nightmare faced in all gardens are weeds and they can sprout out of nowhere no matter how often you pull them out. Weeds grow in your grass and even through gaps in paths and they don’t look very appealing so, the sooner you get rid of them the better and especially before summer. To remove weeds, you will need to pull them out and to prevent them from growing back, you should invest in some weed killer.

Plant Flowers and Crops

It is nice to have some colour in your garden so, to help you prepare for summer, you should consider planting some new crops and flowers as make sure you keep up with maintaining your already existing plants. There are many different plants that you can choose from including colourful flowers to bushed or even planting your fruit and vegetable crops.

The summer is the perfect time to grow and pick fresh fruits from your garden so, it is good to get a head start and start growing your plants in time for summer. If you are not familiar with gardening then, you should do some of your own research to help you get off to a good start.

Insert a Feature

You will want your garden to stand out and have something for people to focus on so, if this is the case, you should consider inserting a feature. Features look great in gardens and can be anything from statues to a fire pit to smaller features and more.

You could get a professional in to help you create a big feature or, you could have some fun creating your own DIY garden features. If you don’t want to go overboard then, even some lights, table set and garden gnomes would work well to add some character to your garden.

Paint Your Fence

Through time your fence colour might drain and not look as fresh as it once did and especially after all the weather conditions they have endured during the winter. To help you prepare your garden for the winter, a maintenance task that you should consider is painting your fence and this is because it will look a lot fresher than if it wasn’t pained over.

Invest in New Tools

To make sure you can carry out any maintenance tasks it is important that you look in your shed or your garage for your gardening tools. This way you can see what condition your tools are in so you can go and invest in new ones where you need replacements and see what you don’t already own. You can get lots of gardening tools from many stores so, make a list so you don’t forget any of the essentials.

Keep This in Mind

If you want to prepare your garden for the summer then, you have come to the right place and this is because we have discussed some of the maintenance tasks that you should carry out. From cleaning your decking to cutting your grass and planting some flowers or crops these are just a few of the ways that you can prepare your garden. Make sure you keep this information in mind to help you get some ideas.

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