As Summer approaches, we are looking forward to those sunny days spent in the garden with family and friends, celebrating a birthday or enjoying a barbeque.
So if you’re hosting some garden parties this summer, you’ll want your garden to be spick and span for your guests to admire.
But if your garden isn’t quite guest ready just yet, here are some simple tips to transform your outdoor space from shabby to chic.
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Get the lawnmower out
You can make such a difference to your garden by cutting the grass. If your garden resembles a forest, the first way to maintain it is digging the lawnmower out the shed.
Add some flowers
If your garden is looking basic and you want some colour to liven it up, add some plant pots or hanging baskets. It’ll brighten it up and get your garden looking summery.
It’s important your guests have somewhere to sit in the garden, but that doesn’t mean bringing out the discoloured plastic seats you’ve had for years. Add some modern table and chairs to your garden to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable.
Clean decking and patio
These areas can get dirty over the winter months and your guests will notice if they are grubby. Give it a spruce up by jet washing away the dirt.
Paint the fence
Give your garden a lift by re-painting the fences to make it look more alive and inviting. If your garden fences were damaged during the winter storms, this is the perfect opportunity to give them a fresh lick of paint for all your summer celebrations.
Clean the barbeque
If you’ve had the barbeque stored away since the end of last summer, be sure to give a thorough clean before serving any food off it. No one wants to eat food off a dirty barbeque.
Control the weeds
Warmer weather and the occasional rain shower can make weeds grow faster than in the winter months. Weeds will steal nutrients and space from your plants, and of course weeds can also spoil the look of your garden.