If you have an outdoor space, you will no doubt be waiting for the summer weather so you can enjoy the garden. However, before the summer arrives, it’s worth getting your garden prepared, so you don’t waste the start of the summer doing outdoor chores. Here are some things you can do to get your garden ready.
Decluttering isn’t just for your home, your garden will often become a dumping ground during the winter months, so reclaim it by:
- Throwing out any old or rusty garden equipment
- Clearing out broken toys
- Hiring a skip to throw out junk
- Recycling garden waste
Once you’ve decluttered, you can take stock of the space you have and decide what to do with it.
Deal with overgrown plants and trees
Depending on what the weather has been like, your garden is likely to be a jungle once summer approaches, so it may be time to look for services such as tree lopping Fremantle to get it under control. It’s better to get trees professionally dealt with, otherwise you risk killing them if you remove important branches.
Overgrown plants are usually easier to deal with, but again, be cautious and make sure you aren’t damaging the plant by cutting it back.
Install hard landscaping
If you’re planning to make big changes to your garden such as adding a new decking or patio, consider doing it during the spring months. Summer can be a tough time to work on the garden, as it’s too hot to focus and a heatwave can hinder your work. If you are undertaking a big project, do it when the weather is warm and mild rather than baking hot.
If a heatwave is on the way, now may also be a good time to consider installing sprinklers. It can be hard to remember to water your lawn, and using a hose isn’t very efficient, so install sprinklers with a timer and you won’t need to worry about it again. Sprinklers can also help you save water, as they give the grass and plants a fine mist of water rather than soaking them.
Preparing your garden for the summer months now makes your life so much easier. When you know that the weather is about to change, get started on those maintenance jobs so once the heat arrives, you can simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.