It won’t be long until summer is here, so what better time to sort out your garden and create a fabulous space for you and your whole family to enjoy. Here are 6 ideas to help get you started.
1. Clear Away Rubbish
During the winter months, you may have been tempted to use your backyard as a dumping ground, so one of the first things you should do is to clear away any rubbish that may have accumulated. Having a fresh canvas to work with will make any garden upgrades easier.
2. Garden Furniture
If you have existing garden furniture, give it a good clean before adding any cushions or other soft furnishings that you may have had stored away. If you are keen to buy something new, there are loads of seating and dining options available. So, whether you enjoy entertaining friends on a regular basis or spending lazy days chilling with a good book, you should have no trouble finding something to suit.
3. Repel Insects
One of the negative things about summer is the number of insects your garden will attract. Although butterflies, bees, and such are lovely to watch, insects like flies and mosquitoes can be a real annoyance.
Outdoor fly traps will help keep them to a minimum, or you can always buy a fogger for mosquitoes if they are a real problem where you live.
4. Create a Designated Area for the Kids
If you don’t already have a designated area for the kids to play, it might be worthwhile. Not only will it make your yard look a bit more organized if their toys and games are all in one zone, but it will also make it a lot easier for you to keep an eye on them.
5. Maintain Your Lawn
If you have turfed areas in your garden, seeding and feeding should help to ensure that you have a lush lawn by the time summer arrives. If garden maintenance isn’t your thing and your grass is already dead, artificial turf might be a good compromise.
Many higher-end ranges not only look like authentic grass but can feel pretty realistic underfoot. It’s a brilliant maintenance-free alternative that should last for decades.
6. Add Some Color
If you want to add a bit of a wow factor to your yard, you can do so easily by adding a bit of color. Fence and wall paints come in a wide range of colors, or why not look at different lighting options? Solar lights are easy to fit and can transform the look of any yard.
One of the most obvious ways to add color is to plant a good mix of shrubs and flowers. If you don’t have a lot of garden ground, you can easily use pots or planters to add lovely pops of color here and there.
With a little bit of time and effort, you can create a relaxing and welcoming yard that you and the family can’t wait to spend time in.
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