Top tips for a successful start of summer

Top tips for a successful start of summer

These top tips for a successful start of summer will ensure your garden is ready for the summer months when your garden plants will be blooming, your harvests will be coming thick and fast, plus you’ll want to spend some time outside enjoying the summer weather, perhaps with family and friends. Preparing your outdoor area well, means you will enjoy the start of summer, knowing everything is ready to bloom. 

Follow these tips for a successful start of the summer in your garden

  • Prepare your seating 

When the weather warms up, you will want to sit outside and soak up the early summer warmth. If your garden furniture needs cleaning, try to do that now so the seating is ready to be used the second you want to put your feet up and observe your summer garden. Clean down with a cloth or brush and wash any cushions or fabrics if needed. 

  • Get weeding and tidying

As the weather heats up and there is more sunshine, weeds will be growing at a pace. Tidying up your beds and borders now and getting rid of any tenacious weeds will help keep your garden neat and tidy and ready for the summer months. Remove bigger weeds, so they don’t go to seed and hoe away annuals in the soil. To make this easy on you make sure you use the right gardening products

  • Clean out your shed 

A tidy shed can make all of the difference when it comes to finding your tools just when you need them. Summer can be a busy time in the garden, so having everything where you can find things easily will be really helpful when you’ve got a lot to do. Having a clear-up will also mean you can see if your shed needs another coat of paint or if any spiders are hiding in the corners! 

  • Add supports

You’ve probably already noticed your climbing, and taller plants need some support. Before they get too big, make sure you have tied them in, and put in some bamboo canes or other plant supports before it's too late or more difficult. This will mean less root disturbance and less of a tangle. It will also ensure plants don’t fall over or break just when it is at their peak.

  • Kick back and relax 

One of the best ways to see what needs to be done in the garden is to sit and observe it. Put your feet up and watch what is going on around you. Take in detail and write a list, prioritise what you need to do, and start ticking off the items. With lots to do in the garden at this time of year, it’s important not to feel overwhelmed. Just do what you can, and make the most of your time outside. 

Visit us in store for everything you need to get your garden summer-ready. We also stock a fantastic range of summer garden plants to boost your mood and get that summer feeling started. 

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