With the warm summer months just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about redesigning your garden. Whether you have a small space or a vast area that needs taming, it’s possible to prepare it for the season ahead.
If you have big plans to revamp your garden, now is a great time to get started. Here are some top tips to inspire you.
Update the outdoors
Use this time to add a barbecue and some outdoor seating. There are some interesting trends to tap into for 2020, from water features to investing in a greenhouse. Adding some throws and cushions to your garden furniture is also an easy way to update the space.
If you’re planning on buying furniture or s greenhouse or shed, it can become costly, so it’s worth accounting for these expenses before you begin. These are details for your outdoor space that allow you to enjoy your garden.
Focus on your lawn
A lawn is often the focal point in a garden and having healthy grass is key to improving the overall look of the entire space.
Lawns need a lot of attention, however, so if you’re planning out some improvements, it’s worth creating a timetable to check for weeds and moss, as well as mowing it.
If you’d like to cut down on mowing time and can afford to lose the space, it could be worth making your lawn smaller.
Bringing in the borders to reduce the grassy area and create wider beds means you won’t have to worry about the grass as much, plus you can let your imagination run wild as you plan the plants you’d like to add.
This time before summer is ideal for adding vibrant plants and even trees to make your garden look new. That’s because flowering plants are in full bloom.
Plan it out
At this time of year, plants shoot up rapidly, and it’s easy for a garden to become overgrown quickly. This is when a clever planting scheme will pay dividends.
Plants grow quickly in the warmer months and can quickly become crowded, so it’s worth planning it out before planting anything.
Begin by researching the plants you’d like to incorporate and find out how to care for them. Draw up a list, look up when it’s best to plant everything, and then sketch out the optimal location for each addition.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, thinking of the weather to come is a great jumping-off point. Herbs such as a sage and rosemary do well in warm conditions and don’t need too much watering.
And if you’d like to add some larger plants and trees, yuccas and palms require little attention and look lovely in the sunshine.
Grow your own
These pre-summer months are also a great time to take the plunge and start a vegetable patch. If growing your own has always been something you’d like to try, you must find a good location.
Any fruit and veg that you’re planning on growing will need access to light and also be in a sheltered spot away from the elements.
This warmer season is the perfect time for sowing different types of fruit and veg. From carrots and swedes to turnips and beetroot, there are lots of options that could see a great harvest later in the summer.