How to prepare your garden for summer
After a long, cold and wet winter, the garden can look a little worse for wear by the time spring comes around. It can be difficult to look out your window and envision yourself enjoying a summer’s evening with your drink of choice when your lawn is overgrown, patio tiles are an unsightly shade of green, and every nook and cranny is being taken over by weeds.
Now is the time to get outside and get sprucing. If you’re not sure where to start, we at Currie Easy Self Storage are here with some tips on how to prepare your garden for summer.
Give the lawn a good mow
Start with the lawn. Once your lawn is looking tidier, it will lift the feel of your entire outdoor space. For the first mow of the warmer season, leave the blades a little higher in order to develop deep root systems. This will help to promote healthy growth.
Tidy up your borders
Whether it’s strimming the edges of your lawn or tidying up your flower beds, give the borders of your garden some time and attention so that your outdoor space can be neatly framed. Some of your plants may not have survived the winter. It’s time to take out anything that won’t return for the new season and freshen up the space ready for some replacements.
Weeds are a continual headache for virtually all keen home gardeners. That first de-weeding session after winter can be a particularly laborious one! Take hold of your trowel and rid your garden of these unwanted roots.
Towards the end of the season, you can use mulch to improve soil moisture and fertility and reduce weeds ready for next year. And remember to pack garden plants closely next to one another so that there are gaps and little room for weeds to emerge.
Use top-quality quality lawn feed
Using a good lawn feed sparingly in your garden now will ensure your grass manages to grow that bit more over the coming months and the rest of the year. Just be careful, because over-fertilising your lawn can harm it. Try and use a lawn feed that is more natural and has fewer pesticides in it.
Clean pathways and paving
The chances are that your patio slabs are going to need a bit of attention post-winter. Be sure to give them a good pressure wash or hose over before the garden party season arrives. You may need to do a little de-weeding and perhaps a little scrubbing but you’ll thank yourself after when the space is looking clear and fresh.
Encourage wildlife into your garden
Stocking up bird feeders and getting bird baths for birds to eat and drink from are great ways to attract birds into your garden space for the summer. You can encourage butterflies, bees and various insects into your garden by planting a variety of plants, trees and shrubs. For butterflies in particular, buddleia is an easy plant to grow, looks beautiful and is a butterfly’s dream!
Clean summer garden furniture
What is summer without comfy garden furniture to lounge on? After a long winter, your furniture will likely need a wash. Warm soapy water should be enough to wipe away any moss and dirt from rattan or iron furniture. Give any cushions a wash and get your outdoor living set-up looking fresh and inviting ready for that first summer’s day.
If you were smart and stored your summer garden furniture and tools in a self storage unit over winter, you can thankfully skip this step! In a Now Storage steel unit, your furniture will have remained fresh in the condition you left it in ready to be put back out in your garden to enjoy for the summer with loved ones.
Currie Easy Self Storage is a self storage facility provider you can rely on, and we have ample space to store your garden furniture and tools, with our largest storage container being 500 ft in size. Are you unsure about the size of the storage unit you will need? Take a look at our space estimator tool.
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