Get Your Garden Looking Great for Summer with These Tips

It feels like it’s been ages since there’s been a summer season but with the newest one just around the corner, you should think about your landscape design and getting your garden looking great. You want to have people over to be entertained when the weather warms up and it’s your opportunity now to make it the best possible place for you and your friends to hang out. 

Most people use their gardens to socialise the moment it heats up and with the right shed bases to balance your new shed on, you can ensure your whole garden looks fantastic. Add in the fact that you might want to level out the patio and make your garden a fun place to hang out and you have a lot to get done before the season swings in! So, with this in mind, let’s look at some of the ways that you can really improve your garden and get it looking great.

Use sprinklers effectively.

One of the biggest ways that you can make your garden and your front lawn look great is by getting a sprinkler install and by running your sprinklers effectively. You won’t want to run them to the point of saturation, but you want a bright garden with green grass and water is a must for that. Don’t water little and often unless you want to encourage weeds; choose to water all of the soil surrounding your plants and do so thoroughly. You want the water to really soak into the soil! By the time you get to the summer months, the whole thing will be bright and beautiful. If weeds keep growing in your garden competing for nutrients against your plants, a professional weed control service is recommended.

Don’t forget to feed the flowers.

You might think water is all your plants need but it’s not! You need to think about the nutrients in compost and what your plants need to thrive. Take the time to learn what your plants need and feed them well. General purpose plant foods will help you out!

Pepper your garden in colour.

From the fairy lights to the flower selection, pepper your garden with the right colours and the whole place will pop! Adding fairy lights or painting the fence panels will give your garden that pop it needs and it’s going to really help if you have some beautifully showy blooms as part of what people see when they arrive. Big, bold colours in the flowers you choose can and will make a huge difference. There are plenty of places around where you can find the best options to plant in your garden. There is a huge range of summery garden options out there!

Give your garden furniture a makeover.

How did you store the garden furniture that you had last year? If you didn’t store it properly then it will likely need a clean and a repaint if the paint has worn. You don’t need to entertain old garden furniture! Give it all a clean and store it well and you’ll have somewhere to sit and enjoy the space you’ve crafted.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.