It’s spring and many of us are readily anticipating the approach of the warmer, summer months. As the days grow longer and the temperature begins to rise, many of us are turning our minds to getting outside and spending more time in our backyard spaces. This year, more than ever, we’re more likely to spend time in our own gardens rather than being out and about doing our usual summer activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, it really is worth investing a little time, money and effort into your own green space where you can let your hair down, kick back and relax. Here are just a few steps that should help to get it up to scratch by prepping your garden for summer.
BRING IN A GARDENER
Many of us will open our back doors to find that our gardens have grown truly unruly over the winter months. If you haven’t been out there, chances are there will be excessively long grass, weeds and all sorts of mayhem going on. In situations like this, you may find that it’s best to call a professional gardener who will be able to help you put wrongs to rights. A gardener with plenty of experience can do everything you need to make your garden look great. Their services may include cutting the grass, trimming the edges of your garden and areas around features, pulling weeds, digging out flower beds, removing dead tree branches and much more. If you’re unsure how much this work will cost, the majority are more than happy to come out, survey your garden and place a quote on the price of their services. Don’t be afraid to shop around to find the right individual for the job at the right price. If you find that you don’t want to maintain real grass and pay a gardener regularly, you may want to consider the installation of a fake lawn instead.
DO A LITTLE DIY
Of course, once things are a little more under control in your space, you may find that you’re more able to try a little gardening yourself. This can be a rewarding and relaxing hobby that will see you spend more time outdoors in the fresh air. You will also have a huge grin on your face if you plant something and it grows into something beautiful! Some common gardening activities that many enjoy include:
- Growing your own vegetables – dig out a patch and plant some vegetables. Of course, you’ll need to do a little research on what vegetables grow best in which seasons and when you should ideally plant seeds and bulbs. But once you’re started, you’ll be up and at them!
- Growing herbs – in a similar vein, you can grow your own herbs in a small herb garden or a planter outside your home.
- Make your own hanging baskets – of course, you can buy hanging baskets ready made. But why not give creating your own a go?
Hopefully, some of the above suggestions for prepping your garden for summer will help to get your garden back on track and may have even introduced you to a fun and enjoyable way to spend some of your spare time out there.
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