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Tips for Preparing your Garden for Summer

The warmer weather is coming in, so you will no doubt want to be out in your garden more than normal. You may even want to start entertaining with summer barbeques.  As such, you will want to make sure your garden is looking its best. Here are some top tips as to how you can prepare your garden for summer.

Give it a Good Clear Out

The likelihood is you may not have been in your garden shed for some time, and this would be a great opportunity to clear it out.  Go in and see what you no longer need and be ruthless in getting rid of it. This will make way for improving some of the clutter in your garden itself.  You can usually find companies that are based all around the world to help you, so location shouldn’t be an issue. There are companies such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK that offer a rubbish removal service, so you don’t even need to worry about taking it to the dump. This junk removal service has locations world-wide from Australia to San Diego. They are known to come directly to you, so having that good clear out should not be a problem once you get going.  

Mow the Lawn

There is nothing nicer than a pretty lawn.  You can get a garden maintenance company out to do this for you, if you are looking for a sleek, bowling green type look – or you can do it yourself.  You need to make sure you have a mower that is the right size for your lawn, this will make it more enjoyable. There are great robotic mowers out there in case you have any physical constraints too.  A top tip is to make sure you never take away more than a third of the grass away.  

Plant Some Flowers

Some plants and flowers are a great way to add a bit of color and character to your garden.  There are so many different options in terms of colors ranging from white to purple, to blue – you can give your garden some much needed life.   There are other benefits to planting flowers too such as cleaner air, and the physical benefits that come with lawn work. All that physical work will soon burn off some calories.  

Invest in Lawn Furniture

If you plan on having people around for dinner or a barbeque, you will definitely want somewhere nice for them to sit and relax.  You can get some great garden furniture options these days that don’t need to cost a fortune that would be perfect for entertaining.  You can go for a style that fits in with the look and feel of your garden such as wood, metal, glass or plastic.  

Paint the Fence

It could be that some harsh weather has affected the look of your fence.  How you paint and treat your fence will depend on the material. Typically, they are wooden – and you can give it a lick of paint with your preferred color.  Alternatively, if you are going for more of a traditional look – you could stain the fence which means you will still be able to see the characteristics of the wood.

Now you have read our handy tips – your garden will be ready for guests in no time.  

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Becky is an interior designer, an adjunct professor, a foodie, a product reviewer and a gluten free blogger in Detroit, Michigan. Week99er is a family friendly site featuring products, events and recipes for your family. Contact her at [email protected]

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