Five tips to prepare your garden for summer

by Natalie
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The changing seasons is a great time to give your home and garden some much needed TLC. A change in the lighting during spring and summer can really accentuate things like worn carpets and yellowed window sills.

However, it’s not just inside that sometimes needs work. The winter months can be quite unkind to our gardens, leaving us with lots of jobs to do to prepare for summer (aka barbecue season). 

Here are a few tips to help you prepare your garden so that you can make the most of that glorious summer weather…

Clean your patio or decking

Moss, bird poo and other dirt and debris may have built up on your patio or decking, so it might be worth investing in a pressure washer to spruce it up.

My hubby loves using the pressure water on our patio. It does takes a bit of time but the end result is brilliant, and the patio looks like new.

Repair your fencing

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Wind and rain may have caused some damage to your fencing, so you might need to give it a fresh lick of paint.

If your fence is beyond repair, you’ll need to shop for some fencing supplies so that you can replace panels and posts as necessary.

Clear out your shed

If you have a shed, it’s likely that it has been used for storage over winter and it’s probably become quite cluttered. Give it a tidy up so that you can easily access all of your garden tools throughout summer.

Install outdoor lighting

Many homeowners like to dine alfresco during the warmer months. If that’s the case, you might need to install some outdoor lighting so that you can see what you’re doing after sunset.

Outside lights are also great for deterring criminals, making them worth the investment.

Clean your garden furniture

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Your garden furniture will have become a little dusty and cobwebbed if you’ve had it stored away over winter. With that said, you’ll need to give it a good clean up so that you have a nice pleasant place to sit when the sun is shining.

Share your thoughts

There are lots of other things you can do to spruce up your garden for summer, such as tidying up your flower beds and planting new bulbs and seeds. When it comes to your home, a little elbow grease goes a long way!

Have you got any good tips to share? Please feel free to comment below.

Natalie xx

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Lawsons and AW Electrical Supplies.

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