During this time where we’re all still very much in lockdown, the garden is a place that many of us will be spending plenty of time in when the sun is shining. With that in mind, you want to make sure that your garden is a place you want to sit out in. Here are some tips to transform your garden for the summer.
Replace Any Dead Plants
When it comes to your garden area, there might be a lot of dead plants and ones that are dying due to the weather conditions or neglect. If that’s the case, then it’s out with the old and in with the new. Do a declutter of your garden by getting rid of any dead plants that are just getting in the way, or spoiling the overall feel you have for your outdoor surroundings. Pulling out dead plants is easy, and you’ll want to prep the area with fresh, or raked up soil in preparation for any additional plants or flowers that you’re adding to your garden area. Adding lots more nature to your garden will definitely help bring a lot more interest and colour to the space, so go wild with nature!
Buy New Furniture
New furniture is certainly something that can add to your experience when it comes to your garden area. With companies like Alice’s Garden who provide wonderful outdoor furniture, it can be a great way to help entertain guests but to also be comfortable when lounging outside. If there is any furniture currently outside that’s looking a little battered and withered, then it might be the perfect time to invest in some new pieces. An outdoor sofa and seating area can be a great way of enjoying the summer sun and perhaps having more of your lunches and evening meals outside!
Structure is something that can bring your garden a bit more of a uniqueness to it, so whether that’s planting the beginnings of a big tree or adding in decking, look at ways to add structure to your space. Decking is certainly one of those ways that you can really transform the look and feel of your outdoor area. Be wary of the materials though that you choose when it comes to the decking. You want something that’s durable but is going to be easy to maintain unless you spend a lot of time in the garden and therefore have a lot of time to spend and maintain on less easy to clean materials.
Use Lighting To Elevate
And finally, don’t forget about lighting. Yes, the days are getting lighter in the evening, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add in some lights to help elevate the outdoor space. It can certainly come in handy when you’re spending your late evenings out there, and it can highlight some key features in your garden. Perhaps it’s a water feature or on the bannisters of your deck?
Create Contrast With Attractive Pebbles
The summer can be hard on some plants and shrubs to the point where they go brown and, sometimes, die. It’s important, therefore, to have areas of your garden that aren’t susceptible to drought and intense sunlight, keeping the whole thing attractive year-round.
As Bibra Lake Soils points out, you have plenty of options. Protecting soil with mulch, for instance, is one option. But a better idea might be to add attractive pebbles. Aggregate is surprisingly inexpensive and it goes a long way to cover sections of your beds. What’s more, if you refrain from walking on it, it’ll last a long time. Nowadays, you can get white or slate blue pebbles, giving your landscaping beautiful color, even during the height of the summer drought.
Use these tips to help transform your garden and make it a paradise, despite the lockdown.