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Summer Gardens Are Made In Spring: Prep Work To Undertake Now

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The beast from the East has been and gone. And finally, it seems as though spring is upon us. If you love to spend as much time in the garden as possible, there’s nothing more comforting and exciting than a glimpse of sunny skies and daffodil blooms. Summer will be here before we know it. So now is the time to carry out some prep work to make sure your garden is ready for summer.

Summer Gardens Are Made In Spring: Prep Work To Undertake Now

Clearing Your Garden

This is not the most enjoyable job by any means, but it’s a logical place to start. Over the winter months, it’s very easy to neglect the garden. Many of us open the doors and take a wander around to find flower beds filled with weeds, unkempt patios, and fences that need a little TLC. But before you turn your attention to new plants or fresh design concepts for your outdoor space, you’ll need to take a few moments to spruce it up. Clear away any rubbish, remove weeds and have a general tidy up.

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Tending To Your Lawn

The weather can take its toll on even the most carefully-manicured lawns. Now is the time to start getting your turf into shape. Especially, if you’ve got worn patches, your lawn is overgrown, or you’ve got areas that have seen better days.

Plant grass seeds in bare patches, mow the grass on a dry day and consider installing a sprinkler system. If you don’t have time to water the plants or tend to your lawn, sprinkler systems like those available from sites like ProIrrigation.com could provide a time-saving solution. Nothing makes the garden look healthier and brighter than a lush lawn.

Planting

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The winter can be a miserable time for gardeners, and many of us welcome warmer climes with open arms. If you’re keen to inject some colour into your garden, have a think about the plants you want to add. Take a trip to the garden centre and buy some seeds. Or you could fill planters, rustic buckets or oversized outdoor vases and pots with plants that are already starting to blossom. Make sure you follow the planting instructions carefully if you’re using seeds.

This is a job the kids will love, so wait for a sunny day and hone your horticultural skills together. If you don’t know much about plants, and you don’t know where to start, there are some great guides like this one https://www.rd.com/home/gardening/gardening-tips-for-beginners/ online. And you can also get inspiration for displaying plants, designing entertaining spaces and using accessories to make the space more stylish and unique. But before you sow seeds, you’ll need to prepare the soil. So make sure you have a trowel and a watering can handy.

Are you looking forward to getting out into the garden and soaking up some sun on a long, hot, hazy day? If you and your family love spending time outdoors, now is the time to start prepping your garden to ensure its ready for fun-packed summer days.

Hugs

Lucy

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