Getting Your Garden Ready For Summer
With winter finally over and summer right around the corner, there is no better time for showing your garden some love. While it may look like a bit of a mess now, the sooner you get started raking those dead leaves and pruning those bushes, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy a backyard in full bloom.
Plus, being outside when the sun is shining is actually quite enjoyable, so you might as well pull your gardening gloves on right away and get started.
Start by clearing out the shed
The dreaded shed has been standing unattended the whole winter and who knows what horrors await you inside. A little hedgehog, for example, may have nested in there to seek shelter from the cold, so try to avoid hurting anyone when clearing it out.
Remove everything you have inside, and sort your equipment into piles of what you’d like to keep, stuff you’re going to give away, and whatever you need to throw out if it’s broken.
From here, you’ll have a good overview of what you need to get started on your gardening process; it’s a good idea to invest in a leaf blower right away if you have a lot of trees, as this will save you a lot of time. You can see more here if you need some expert tips on great leaf blowers.
Next: Banish weeds and mow the lawn
It’s the two favourite tasks for parents to hand over to their children if they’re old enough. Weeding out those flower beds can be a bit of a hassle, but don’t shy away from it if you don’t have any kids who are up for the challenge – just buy a specifically designed weed control product, and you should be able to keep them at bay.
When mowing the lawn, it’s important to remember not to cut it too short, by the way, as this will give your garden a way less healthy look than you had in mind. Give it a nice scratch with the rake as well so that the water is able to reach the soil.
Clean out the BBQ
Now that the gardening equipment is taken care of, and you have a garden that’s freshly mowed and weed-free, it’s time to get started on the fun stuff; cleaning the BBQ. It’s a sure sign that summer is coming, in any way, and you can treat yourself to a proper BBQ when you’re done with all the hard work.
How you clean it will depend on the kind you have, though, so read up on how to clean it here before you get started. You might have to clear away a bit of rust, for example, or it could be enough to give it a simple scrub with some lemon juice and an onion.
Now you’re ready to invite your friends, neighbours, colleagues, and even family members over for a garden party.