Spend Summer in your Garden

With British summertime fast approaching, we all love throwing open our doors and windows and enjoying the fresh air after a long winter. If you’re looking out onto a bit of a jungle, though, it might be time to sort your garden out for summer. After a winter of neglect, here are some tips to smarten up your outside space to fully enjoy the summer.

If you are still looking for inspiration for your garden overhaul, consider visiting some gardens. There are many wonderful British gardens open to visitors, and nothing beats walking through them to pick up on the sights and smells you can’t get from a magazine picture. Look at how the gardens have been designed and what you love about them, and you’ll leave brimming with ideas and excitement about things that can be reproduced in your garden area.

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Consider having a conservatory to create a flow between the house and your garden space. Find out more about having an Oak Framed Conservatory by going to https://www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-conservatory/

Get tough with plants that just aren’t working out. If they don’t suit your soil or you’ve pruned it to death, put it out of its misery and bin it. Choose plants you love that will flourish in your soil conditions.

Keeping it simple is probably great advice as getting carried away with all the lovely things you see in the garden centre is easy. Bear in mind that borders can look messy and confusing if you overdo it, so narrow down your choices and repeat these when planting to create a nice visual flow and rhythm in your borders.

Weeding is a time-consuming but essential activity to keep your garden in tip-top shape. If you want to spend little time weeding, mulch is a quick and easy solution to eliminate those unsightly weeds. Mulch works by preventing sunlight from getting through and will stop all but the toughest weeds from germinating. It is also great for keeping your soil moist and warm.

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Make sure you get out in your garden as much as possible. Disconnect the game consoles and get those kids out; there is nothing more lovely than enjoying time with children outside in the garden. Small garden tools will tempt younger ones to encourage them to engage in gardening. Climb trees, hunt for bugs, pick fruit and vegetables – it doesn’t matter what you do, but time spent together in the fresh air is good for the soul.