It’s exciting as the season begins to change from spring to summer and the promise of outdoor BBQ’s, garden and dinner parties, and sitting outside in the late evening sun is on the horizon. Get your garden looking its very best in time for the warm weather by giving it a spruce up, removing tired and damaged items that have accumulated over the winter, and inject some fresh and verdant life back into it with the help of newly planted flowers, plants, and pretty hedgerows.
Having a relaxing haven of calm to step out of your door onto can help you to feel less anxious, relieve symptoms of depression, and put you in a positive frame of mind. Spending time surrounded by nature is widely recognised as being beneficial for your health, so consider this an added bonus of getting your garden ready for summer.
Serene Water Feature
When you picture an oasis of calm, you might imagine the soft tinkling of a water fountain, a quietly running stream, or lily pads cast out atop an open pond. So why not design these elements to feature in your garden? Doing so is far less difficult than you might think and you can have a professional team to create the look you’re after in time for summer.
Water Garden designs are the epitome of garden sophistication and essence of tranquillity, so figure out where best you could house a small pond, water fountain, and adjoining rock garden if you want to incorporate a grotto feel to your back garden.
The health of the grass in your garden can make or break the way it looks. Consider fresh turf if the grass you have is patchy and, despite your best efforts and attentiveness with lashings of grass seed, isn’t going to be flourishing and verdant in time for summer. If your grass is mostly healthy aside from some browning patches, then consider cutting out these squares and replacing them with new turf, or even garden path tiles to create an inviting walkway to the water feature, summerhouse, or the vegetable patch, for example.
Adding Shady Spots
Get your garden ready for summer by creating enough shady areas so that you and your family can take shelter from the heat of the midday sun during the hotter spells. Do this by erecting a pergola, a gazebo, or even planting trees earlier in the year so that they will eventually have the time to grow for the summers ahead. Underneath the shelter created by wooden and roofed frames, be sure to station a table and chairs to serve as ample space to enjoy eating outside. This is ideal for entertaining, and for decorating with items such as attractive cushions and pillows, lamps suitable for the outdoors, candles, and any bedded and potted plants that thrive in less exposed areas, like roses.
Although summer evenings tend to stay lighter for longer, it’s still a good idea to add some warm-coloured twinkling lights to put up in amongst the branches of trees. You could also light the way with lanterns, and use solar lights to make the communal spaces feel cosy and warm even after the summer sun has gone down.