The first official day of spring is March 20th, which is almost in grabbing distance! With BBQ season and sunbathing days fast approaching, have you had time to think about the state of your garden? Fear not, First Home News is here to help!
Here are our five top tips to get your garden summer ready this year.
Your kitchen starts in the garden
If you’re interested in having your own vegetable garden, this time of year is the time to start. From Sunday roast staples like carrots, to juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce, growing your own veg is a great way to make the most out of your garden. It will even help you eat healthier and save you money on buying fresh veg. Check out our blog post on kick-starting you very own vegetable patch – it has some great advice if you’re a newbie in growing veg!
If you’re unsure where to buy your vegetable seeds from, DT Brown has a great range which will spice up your garden this summer!
Enjoy a luscious lawn
It is a well-known fact that many of us tend to abandon our gardens over the winter months, who wants to get the lawnmower out when it’s freezing? This is without the struggle of trying to arrange a day when the grass isn’t frozen or wet! However, as it starts warming up the grass with grow at a dramatic speed, and in no time your garden will be look like a jungle!
Lowe’s has some great tips on how to get your lawn looking great this summer. Overall, time is the most important element to ensuring you have a great looking garden. If you start now, we’re sure you won’t be embarrassed to bring your guests outside when the BBQ season comes round and instead you’ll have a gorgeous lawn that even Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of!
If you have a small garden which lacks colour, hanging baskets can be your perfect solution. From Fuchsias to Irises, hanging baskets can be as vibrant as you like and look great in every garden. What’s even better is that they require very little up keep, asides from being watered regularly!
If you’d like further information on how to look after hanging baskets, the Royal Horticultural Society has great advice.
Debug and weed
The two words that put fear into any home owner is certainly de-bugging and de-weeding, however it is essential for a perfect looking garden. If you start early it will make the process 10 times easier and will be less of a dreaded job later in the year. A lovely looking garden can be destroyed with the weeds and those pesky bugs, therefore it is really important to start this process now and if possible work on it throughout the year.
The Tico Times has some great tips on how you can make natural debug sprays and if you start spraying now, your garden will certainly look lovely this summer!
Quirky accessories in your garden are a great way to show your personality and make your garden looking loved with very minor up keeps involved. From gnomes, to garden lamps and outdoor fairy lights, garden art can really bring your outside space to life!
Garden retailers Worm has some great ideas for garden art – we particularly love the running ducks! The key to garden art is not to over fill your space as this will make your garden look small and messy. Although garden art provides very little up keep, it is important to clean them regularly to keep the items looking fresh as a daisy!
Do you have any tips on how to get your garden looking summer ready? Let us know in the comments below!
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