5 Ways to Freshen up your Garden for a Fun Summer
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, and what’s more fun than spending time outdoors in your garden? With a bit of work now, you can make your garden look fresh and inviting for all of your summer activities. Here are five ways to get started:
Paint Your Walls, Fences and Decking
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your fences, walls and decking can really brighten up your garden. A new colour can make all the difference, and it’s a great way to add some personality to your space. If you’re not sure which colour to choose, take a look at the colours of the plants and flowers you’ve added and use that as inspiration. Always make sure you use the appropriate covering for the surface. For example if you are painting a stone wall you should use masonry paint, whereas decking is best painted with anti-slip stain or paint.
Invest in Some New Plants and Flowers
Adding new plants is a great way to freshen up your garden for the summer. You can add flowers, vegetables or even trees to make it look new and exciting. If you’re not sure which plants to choose, ask your local garden centre for advice. They’ll be able to help you find plants that are best suited for your garden and climate. Along with plants, think about buying some flowers and planting them to give your garden that extra splash of colour.
Jet Wash your Patio and Paths
If you want to get your garden ready for summer, one of the best things you can do is jet wash your patio and paths. This will remove all of the dirt and debris that have been building up over the winter, and it will make your garden look clean and polished. Make sure you use a good quality jet washer, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid damage.
Add a Firepit to your Garden
Adding a fire pit to your garden is a great way to make it more fun and inviting for the summer. It’s perfect for relaxing and socialising with family and friends, and it’s a great way to stay warm on those chilly nights. Adding a firepit will undoubtedly mean you can get more use of the garden as you’ll be able to stay outside even in autumn when the weather turns colder, and nights draw in. If you’re not sure how to add a fire pit to your garden, ask a professional for help.
Edge your Borders and Lawn
One of the best ways to get your garden ready for summer is to edge your borders and lawn. This will tidy up your garden and make it look neater and more organised. It’s also a great way to add some extra colour and personality to your space. There are a few different ways to edge your borders and lawn, so make sure you choose the method that’s best for you. You can use edging shears, an electric trimmer or even a spade to create clean lines.
By following these simple tips, you can freshen up your garden and get it ready for a fun summer. With a little bit of work now, you can make the most of your outside space all season long.
For more tips on how to beautify your outdoor space, check out the infographic below!
Infographic provided by NewTechWood America, Inc, a composite wood siding company