Gardens are lovely, especially in summer. During this season there is a lot of work to do, but the reward you get from it is enormous. The work itself is more of a pleasure because it is relaxing and interesting.
In addition, the reward of having a beautiful, maintained garden lasts for a while, so it is worth it to invest your time and energy into your garden. Whether it be cutting your lawn or hedges or planting new flowers, there is a lot of upkeep to be done in the summer months. Over the years more and more people have decided to opt for artificial grass because it requires less maintenance. If you are interested in artificial grass then you could compare both and see benefits and negatives of each. One site which has a good comparison article is Moderniser.
“The reward of having a beautiful,
maintained garden lasts for a while,
so it is worth it to invest your time and
energy into your garden.”
Here are 4 top tips on getting your garden ready for summer.
1. Plan Your Work and Prepare Your Tools
Planning is the basis of pretty much everything we do. Without a good plan it is hard to take action, and even harder to do it well. Before picking up your shovels and hoes, think about how much time you can spend each day on your garden, and schedule your work times. It will help you to not procrastinate much and achieve what you wanted. Finally, make a shopping list corresponding to what you will want to do, so in a gardener’s store, you will know exactly what and how much to buy.
After knowing what tools you plan to use, prepare them for that. Sharpen them, clean off the rust, change a few screws if needed. It will result in a smooth upcoming work process.
2. Sow Seeds
Garden is not a garden without plants, be it flowers, brushes, or any other type of decorative plant. Keep in mind that prior to sowing seeds you have to prepare your soil for it. To do so, buy compost if you do not have a compost box at home. Then, pour bought organically rich material onto your soil and mix it up. The result will be a gardening area which is ready to accept seeds of the plants.
That being done, it is time for sowing. Read up instructions on your seed packs and make a research online about specific plants you want to plant. Try to follow the recommendations as close as possible. Otherwise, the result might not satisfy you.
3. Protect Your Plants
Sowing seeds is not enough for a nice garden. Weeds and other undesirable wild plants might intrude your soil and result in a landscape which is not attractive. There are a few ways to avoid such a situation happening. One of such ways is mulch, which is usually an organic material, like dead leaves, hay, plant clippings, woodchips, sawdust, and so on. Pour mulch over your soil and it will create a protective layer from weeds. Keep in mind that prior to that you have to pull all the weeds out by grabbing them as close to their roots as possible.
4. Prepare Furniture
Summer is the time when gardens are blooming, and that usually attracts a lot of friends and family over. If you have packed all your garden furniture inside, it probably requires some work. Inspect each furniture item, repair if needed, and clean off the dust. If you think you are lacking some furniture for the best garden imaginable, buy it new or check on some second-hand options. Other people preparing their garden for summer might have found some furniture that they do not need anymore and that way you might find a real bargain, which will enhance your garden.
What are your favorite garden preparation tips?
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