The warm summer breeze, ice clinking in your glass, and enjoying some much-needed Vitamin D. With the warm weather fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting your garden summer-ready and ensuring you have everything in place for a summer of fun, relaxation and glorious memories with friends and family.
But if you’ve neglected your garden since the winter months and it’s now looking a little worse for wear, or your garden is a blank space that needs a little TLC to make it a hive of summer fun, then don’t worry. Here, I’m going to share with you how to get your garden summer ready this year.
Don’t Neglect Your Garden Equipment
Before we get into lighting, comfort and style, we need to discuss the fundamentals of garden TLC. If you have big plans of spending most of your summer days outdoors then your gardening equipment needs to be ready to tackle months of weeds, unruly grass and out of control flowerbeds. Start by checking your lawnmower and giving it a little maintenance, if it’s looking a little worse for wear then you’ll find replacement parts for Briggs and Stratton power equipment here, just click the link.
Once you’ve given your lawn a good trim, and cut back on all your bushes, weeds and flowerbeds you’ll need to keep it well maintained. So, keep your gardening equipment clean and stored in a dry location.
Clean Up Those Back-Yard Essentials
It’s not summer without a family get together and BBQ, but before you even think about avoiding the in-laws and researching the best way to cook steaks on the grill, you need to dust off your BBQ and give it a good clean. Hopefully, you cleaned your grill last year and stored it away safely, if not then you’ll need some additional time to get it BBQ ready. Don’t forget to clean all the accessories too, such as your tongs, your flipper, spatula, and your skewers.
Assess the Garden Furniture Situation
A garden is a place to relax, and if you have an area of composite decking, this is the perfect spot to host a table and chairs, or rattan garden furniture, so that the space becomes one that you can use for outdoor entertaining and relaxing.
You also need to assess your garden furniture situation. If your furniture is looking a little weather-worn or rotten then it could be time for a new set. Alternatively, consider giving it a good clean and a fresh lick of paint to breathe some new life into it. You could also add some new cushions, throws and even an outdoor rug to make your outside space extra comfortable.
Plan For Summer Evenings
A stunning outdoor space isn’t only to be enjoyed during the daytime. When you start getting your garden summer-ready, consider how you’ll enjoy your outside space once the sun starts to go down. This could mean adding a few extra blankets outside, stringing up some solar lights or investing in a fire pit or chimenea for some intimate and comforting fire-side entertainment.
Summer is fast approaching, so now is the time to put these tips into action! Don’t leave your perfect garden until the last minute, start planning now and you’ll get an entire summer to enjoy it.