Summer is fast approaching, and the warmer weather means more time spent in your backyard. But if your backyard needs some attention after a cold, dreary winter we’ve got the quick guide for you.
So, whether you enjoy your garden for its tranquillity or love hosting outside, here are our favourite tips on how to get your backyard ready for Summer.
If the winter has been keeping you locked up inside, then the chances are high that your garden will require some care. We recommend starting by clearing the garden of weeds, dead leaves, and branches, and trimming back the lawn and hedges. If necessary clean any water features and the pool of sitting, dirty water. It will not only freshen up the yard but also stop mosquitos from breeding in your yard. It’s also the perfect time to wash away any dirt or grime that may have accumulated on outdoor furniture.
Fire up the BBQ
Nothing says Summer like the smell of a barbecue on a weekend afternoon. But the Winter months mean it usually sees less action. So if you haven’t been using your grill for a while, check that everything is in working order. Then clear out any ashes or residue and give it a good scrub inside and out. It’s also a good idea to stock up on charcoal or get a new gas bottle and any other tools you may need for the ultimate grilling set-up this Summer.
Flowers & Foliage
If you want to add extra colour to your garden, then now is the time to start planting. Summer flowers such as sunflowers, daisies and zinnias are a great way to brighten any outdoor space. You can also consider adding some fruit or vegetables to your garden if you have the space. Tomatoes, strawberries and peppers are all easy to grow and maintain.
Bug & Pest Treatments
Unfortunately, the warmer weather also means more insects. So, it’s important to take preventative measures to keep them at bay. Start by treating your garden with an insecticide or herbicide and doing regular checks for nests or hives. You can also invest in some mosquito nets or traps and citronella candles to keep the area around your seating area free from pests.
Lighting & Accessories
Once you’ve got the basic gardening jobs out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about accessorising. Outdoor lighting is a great way to add ambience to your garden and extend the amount of time you can spend outside. String lights, solar lights and lanterns are all popular choices. You can also consider adding cushions, throws and rugs to make your outdoor space more comfortable and inviting.
Refresh the design
Fall back in love with your backyard by revamping it with some new personal touches. The style options that don’t require replacing all your patio furniture to create a fresh look are endless. For example, a new hammock, fresh coat of paint, trendy cushion designs or extra lights and lanterns can add style, personality, and comfort to your backyard. We also recommend setting up comfortable seating areas that bring the feeling of indoors outdoors.
Create a sheltered space
If you felt like the weather was getting in your way of enjoying the outdoors last Summer, then we suggest setting up a sheltered outdoor space. Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds, Roof to Fence Binds, and Folding Arm Awnings are simple solutions for protecting you and your guests from the elements while enjoying the outdoors. In addition, you can easily open and close Outdoor Blinds to account for any sudden weather changes and seamlessly blend the indoor space with the outdoor space.
Think about the little things
While you’re busy making significant changes to your backyard, don’t forget about the small details. For example, add new plant pots with vibrant flowers or replace any old, worn-out ones. It’s also a good idea to add solar lights along pathways and steps for safety at night. You could even invest in an outdoor speaker system to enjoy music while relaxing in the garden.
Following these simple tips, you can get your backyard ready for Summer in no time!
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