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The countdown to when summer starts has begun. Shops and garden centres have already begun to put their summer stock on the shelves. Consumers are already purchasing items they need to make their garden ready in time for summer.
For those homeowners who are fortunate enough to have a garden, the prospect of spending as much time outside is exciting. With summer on the horizon, homeowners prepare their gardens, looking for ways to maximise those warmer days.
Homeowners looking to revamp their garden in time for summer, here are a few ways you can make the most out of the warmer months and sunny days.
Scarify Your Lawn
Scarification is a vital maintenance technique that removes moss or dead organic material from around your grass plants (also known as the thatch layer). This organic matter suffocates the roots of your lawn, inhibiting grass growth while encouraging more weeds and moss. It breaks the soil surface and is usually done manually with a rake or a scarifying machine.
Invest In A Summer House
Summer houses can be an added feature in a garden. It offers a space to relax when the weather gets warm, and you need to shelter away from the sun. Having a summer house is also a unique focal point in the garden.
Why not check this selection of summer houses to see what options are available? You may come across one that could make the perfect addition to your garden. A summer house can be an idyllic escape from your home when the summer months have passed. It could be the new home office if you work from home or used as additional storage space.
Choose Where To Sit
When the sun makes its appearance, many of us take to our gardens to make the most out of the warmth radiating from the sun. It could be to sit outside enjoying the fresh air, reading a book, working or spending time with friends.
Consider investing in outdoor furniture, such as comfortable chairs or a sofa, during those warmer days. Find a spot in the garden that gets the most sun, and this can be the area you choose to place the furniture you have brought. During these warmer days, you can invite friends and family around to sit in your newly purchased seating area to socialise.
Grow Your Own Vegetables
If you are planning how to decorate your garden with vibrant coloured flowers and unique plants to add character and colour, why not get your hands green this summer and grow your own vegetables. Aside from having fresh produce right outside your door, it can also help save a little extra on your food shop.
There are plenty of guides to help understand what types of vegetables to grow in the summer. These will also provide top tips to make the most out of your newly planted vegetable garden. Choose the vegetables you know you will eat or consider growing ones you are interested in trying.
The summer months are an ideal time to get your hands green. With the weather warmer, many of us want to be outside as much as possible, and gardening is easy.
When summer finally arrives, you will have a garden bursting with colours that you can admire from the comfort of your new seating area or summer house.