Whether your back garden is petite or vast, it can be a wonderful place to relax in during the spring and the summer. It is a place for barbecues, children playing catch, and an ideal spot simply to listen to the birds in their morning chorus. Yet here in the UK, our gardens can often end up looking more like jungles, especially after a wet and wild winter. Weeds shoot up come springtime, and everything could use a good old tidy up.
So if you want to make your garden into a slice of paradise to enjoy, here are a few things you could keep in mind:
Get rid of weeds
Pesky weeds are probably the biggest eyesore in the British garden. This is reaffirmed by many homeowners when their neighbours let everything become overgrown, which can encourage pests into the area. You know you don’t want to end up as one of the bad guys, so try and keep weed growth at a minimum. Wild flowers are absolutely fine if you want a bit of natural beauty in your yard, but perhaps you could keep these contained to a specific area of it? Have a look online and see what solutions you can find for the type of weeds you have in your garden.
Plant new flowers
For a flash of brightness, why don’t you plant some lovely flowers in your garden? You will of course need to plant the right ones in the right seasons, so make sure you check your seeds before planting. You can find plenty of advice about gardening online, so you could easily join a community that is as passionate as you are. You will find out all kinds of interesting tips to keep your garden looking bright and fresh all year round.
Clean your decking
You can quickly make a difference to your garden by cleaning your decking area, if you have one. There are many products you can use from a jet wash to a good old bucket and sponge, but the first option will probably get the job done more quickly. You could always use a varnish or staining fluid to bring the colour back to life again.
Lay a patio
If you don’t have a decking area, you could get one built, although a more cost effective option would be to buy some cheap paving slabs and create a patio instead. This would be perfect for summer barbecues and morning cups of coffee in the sunshine. You will need to sacrifice some of your lawn for this, but many people think that a patio is very worthwhile, and could even help you to sell your house in the future.
Get a gardener
Lastly, if you simply don’t have the time or patience to improve your garden, you could employ a gardener to do the job for you instead. They will be able to come on a regular basis to water the plants and cut things back where necessary.