Nobody expects the British summer to deliver good weather, but it seems our luck has changed this year! While we’re used to dealing with downpours and rained-off Wimbledon finals, we’ve been very fortunate to have some good sunshine.
Planning for the worst has meant many of us have neglected are gardens – thinking they won’t be used much over the summer months. But now that things are on the up, and talk of BBQs and garden parties is underway, it might be time for some late action.
The good news is that it’s not too late to transform your garden and give it the perfect summer makeover. Take a look at these top ideas for how to improve your garden this summer.
Install some decking
Having some decking in your garden will give you a great space for entertaining, allowing you to eat, drink and soak up the sunshine without having to stay on the lawn. You can install decking yourself if you’ve got the time, but sometimes it’s better to bring in landscaping experts to get the job done. Remember to treat your decking so it needs less frequent cleaning and you’ll be set for the rest of the summer.
Replace your frazzled grass
The summer weather might be great for us, but it’s not so good for your grass and garden plants. If you find it hard to maintain your lawn at the best of times, then getting in some artificial grass could be the right move for you. It’s easy to maintain, retains its colour and length with no cutting needed. A great way to make an impression, particularly with small gardens – it’s easier than starting over. Of course, if you want to keep your natural grass, there are tips for restoring your lawn that can help bring it back to life.
Bring in new furniture
Patio furniture was never attractive, but a change in garden trends in recent years has completely changed that. Now, garden furniture is sleek, and has a bit of a ‘holiday beach bar’ vibe to it, allowing you to recreate that holiday feeling at home. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find some good bargains on garden furniture sets, which will be perfect for entertaining throughout the summer.
Up your lighting scheme
Lighting is important if you want to be able to use your garden in the evenings. From installing festoon lights to ornate lanterns, there are plenty of things you can do with your garden lights to create a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. If you’re going to be using your garden after dark, make sure you get some citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay – you don’t want to wake up covered in bites the next day!
Whatever you plan on using your garden for this summer, it’s not too late to get it into shape. Does your garden have the wow factor? If not, now is the perfect time to change things around. Look at ways you can give your garden a late summer makeover and put your garden to good use during this beautiful period of British summer weather.