Bounce Back to Backyard Fun as You Head Into Spring

It does not feel like summer is around the corner, does it? It was only a few days ago that we were dealing with the Beast from the East. However, believe it or not, this is our spring, which means that summer is not far away. To make the most of the limited sunshine, you need to make sure that your garden is prepared for the warmer months ahead. With that in mind, read on to discover some of the steps you should take to prepare your garden for the summer.

Create a Decking Area

There is only one place to begin, and this is with creating a decking area if you don’t have one already. This will enable you to relax with friends and family or enjoy a good book while your children play in the garden. A decked area does not need to be expensive and could easily add value to your home. 

Plant Flowers That Smell Delicious At Night

It is likely that you are going to be spending more time in your garden in the evening, especially if you are planning on hosting barbecues. Because of this, it is a good idea to plant some flowers that smell amazing regardless of the time of day. Some of the best choices include the likes of honeysuckle and jasmine.

Bring Some Comfort Outdoors

During the summer months, your garden is going to be your new favorite room, so treat it as such. No one wants to sit on uncomfortable chairs in the living room, do they? So, why should you sit in discomfort outside? You can easily bring some of your indoor comfort to your garden. All it takes is a few scatter cushions and a rug. Of course, there is no need to spend a considerable amount of money on items like this, as they are going to be exposed to the outdoor elements.

Keep Things Low Maintenance

Do you really want to spend all of your summer picking out weeds and maintaining your garden? A lot of people make the mistake of going overboard with flowers and alike, and while it looks pretty, it takes up all of their time to maintain. You are supposed to be enjoying summer, so try to keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. This is especially important when your kids are probably going to be running around and the dogs enjoy digging in the dirt.

Give Your Fence & Gate Some TLC

It is likely that your gate and fence have suffered a bit of damage over the winter. In fact, any wooden elements in your garden are likely to look a bit worn and dull. But don’t fret, as this is nothing a bit of paint or stain cannot fix! Nevertheless, don’t forget to add a little bit of treatment afterwards to keep your wooden fences and gates looking better for longer.

Create an Herb Wall Near Your Barbecue

This is a great tip for the summer months ahead. Creating a herb wall will transform your garden in so many different ways. Let’s start with the obvious; it will result in food that tastes much better! Plus, herbs are great for cocktails too, and mocktails for your little ones, of course. Not only this, but your new herb wall will make cooking way more convenient, as you won’t need to go in and out of the house all of the time. Plus, it will make your garden smell delightful too. Sounds good, right?

Stock Up On All Summer Essentials

Last but not least, make sure you stock up on all of your summer essentials, whether you need a parasol for a shaded area or you need some plastic cups for outdoors. The last thing you want to happen is to sit down to enjoy some sun and then realize that something is missing.

Backyard Fun with Kids Gotta Play!

From planting flowers that smell delightful at night to making your outdoor space more comfortable, there are a number of different ways you can get your garden ready for summer. If you follow the advice that has been provided above, you can make sure that your children can enjoy the outdoors when the sun is shining while you enjoy relaxing and a nice glass of wine too. Talk about pure bliss! 

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