Spring is well and truly here and we have some great ideas to help you get your garden ready for a long hot Summer, UK style (OK, optimistic we know, but a girl can dream!)
If your garden is looking a little dreary after the Autumn and Winter, here are a few ideas to get it looking ship shape and perfect for all those garden get togethers you’re sure to want.
1) The first cut of the year?
If you’ve not done it already, now is a great time to cut the grass – dry enough to get a decent cut, but not so dry that it’s all gone brown underneath. Cut it a little higher than you will be doing later in the year to leave it with some breathing space, and maybe give it a nice feed of lawn food to getit set up for the season.
2) Tidy up those edges
Dig out the strimmer and the leafblower and get strimming and blowing! Neat edges immediately make a garden look better, and those leaves should now be dry enough to be collected. You could either burn the leaves or pop them into the compost bin. Dig out any stray weeds while you’re there too!
3) Think about furniture
Is your old patio set looking a little worn and tarnished? Either clean it up, or consider looking in our garden furniture section for something new! We have tables, parasols and garden sets for sale all year round, and you’re sure to find the perfect adornment for your garden.
4) Water water everywhere?
With news of a drought already hitting parts of the UK and a hosepipe ban in place in some areas, now is a good time to invest in a water butt and start to recycle your water. Whether you just use an old dustbin to collect rainwater for the garden, or you go the full hog and get a proper butt plumbed into your guttering, the water you collect can be used on flowers, vegetables (treat bath water first) and on your lawn.
5) Get composting!
While we’re talking about recycling, what about installing a compost bin in order to recycle your veggie peelings, leftovers, and those leaves you collected earlier? Get a decent compost additive and you could have compost to use this year. Or leave it au naturel and look forward to some lovely earthy mulch for next year.
6) Go the extra mile
If you’re really looking to make the most of your garden this summer, why not consider adding a pool? You’ll be the envy of all your neighbours and be keeping your cool while that hot Summer sun beats down (yep, I’m fantasising again, sorry, but a pool would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t it?)
There are many things that you can do to make the most of your garden this year, so why not take a good look at our Home and Garden section and see what bargains you can find?