There are few things better than being able to enjoy the simple gifts of summer. Whether it’s traveling somewhere new or hanging out with friends and family, it’s the season when the world is at its most social and happiest. However, it can also be a little bit frustrating always to have to find somewhere to go, so that you can do ‘summer stuff.’ Instead, why not take some time to get your garden just right, and have a space that allows you to sink into the deep joys of summer without leaving your own home? Sounds good? Great. Here’s how you do it.
Planning What You Want
You can’t just dive in and hope that some awesome garden just materializes. It needs to be planned. Before getting started, have a think about your garden space; the size and shape will determine what can be done with it. You’ll know yourself what kind of atmosphere you want it to have, but also take the time to think big and outside of the box. If you’re going to get your garden just as you want it, you may as well make it perfect!
We hope you’ve got a pair of gardening gloves and a strong work ethic because you’ll need to undo the damage that winter has done to your garden before you start improving it! Getting your garden right for summer really begins with spring lawn care, which includes raking the dead leaves and grass, pruning trees and shrubs, and more. It’s not all that difficult to do, but it is an essential step on the road to having a great garden.
Adding the Fun
Right now, it’s a warm summer evening, the birds are singing, you have nowhere to be and not a care in the world, what do you need? That’s right, a BBQ and some space to relax in. Having a built in BBQ adds a touch of class to your garden, but might also be a bit unnecessary if you don’t have that many BBQs. If so, a regular BBQ will do. You’ll also want to ensure that you get a nice big table and comfortable chair set so that you’ll be staying outside for hours enjoying the summer vibes.
For the Children
If you have kids, spare a thought for them. They get weeks and weeks off during summer, and what if their garden is boring?! OK, maybe it’s hard to feel too sympathy…but still, if you’re a kind parent you might want to think about adding some fun features for them to enjoy. You could build a swingset for them, add a small paddling pool, or simple jam pack the garden with fun games and activities for them.
Once your garden is taken care of, you’ll be able to fully enjoy all the great things about summer. But you’ve spent all this time getting the garden ready, so make sure you stay on top of its upkeep even when it looks perfect!