If you’ve left your garden spring clean till now, don’t despair, there are still a few things you can do in preparation for the summer months. Your garden will have gone through the onslaught of wet, windy weather and now the spring months bring milder weather in prep for spring. Now is the ideal time to prepare your garden for it by tending to the edges, flower beds and any bushes or trees. Naturally, if you have artificial grass, then the lawn itself will need minimal attention, because as you are already aware, artificial turf is great for a low maintenance lush lawn, requiring next to no care other than the odd brush and wipe down with a damp cloth.
Your tools could do with a good wash and a quick inventory before summer gets under way. Some of those used for cutting may have become blunt and others may need a good clean. You may find that some of them need to be thrown away and you can make a note of all the new ones you’ll need.
Remove dead leaves, branches and wood from any shrubs, trees or bushes, this will give them a fresh opportunity to grow healthily and less dense, giving them room to spread out a bit.
Cutting Dead Heads
Flowers will benefit from having the old heads removed and any dead leaves or branches giving your flowers a new lease of life.
This is crucial, and again allow your trees, shrubs and flowers to spread out and grow healthier and probably a lot faster than before. Cut weeds away and take them from the root.
Once you’ve got all those old leaves, petals, flower heads and branches out of the way, what are you going to do with them? Why not use them for the compost, create a compost bin and you can then use this any time to help your garden grow.
You can trim the edges of your beds and borders and thus tidy up this area nicely in time for the summer months. You’ll be surprised at the amazing difference this makes to your garden.
No, I don’t think so, because if you’ve invested in artificial grass you won’t want to be wasting your time with mowing. As we’ve discussed in our other blogs, artificial turf allows you to keep your lawn maintenance free, no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. It’s also a haven of peace for those suffering with allergies, so everyone can sit outside and enjoy the summer sun.
Yes, it’ll be time to bring out the garden furniture so you can sit out on the patio. Clean it all, do a good job and if necessary, take a power washer to it to get rid of any moss and algae which can stick to the tricky areas of it. If you have wooden garden seating areas, then these may need to be given a good clean and perhaps treated again to prevent cracking, rot and damage from moss and other types of plants which grow as a result of moisture.
Summer Garden Preparation
As summer approaches it’s time to do that all important work in order to get your garden ready for the summer. By carrying out a spring clean of your garden you’ll get your garden nice and tidy and ready for you to entertain and for your family to enjoy the sun.
Spring Garden Maintenance
Maintaining your garden is important throughout the year, but a good clean up in the spring will really help your garden look good for the summer months. If you’ve invested in artificial grass then you’ll already have a spotless lawn, if you don’t and you want to find out more, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.