The weather in the UK is nothing short of unpredictable, and areas in the North West – particularly Liverpool and Manchester – get their fair share of cold, wet and windy conditions. So, it’s not surprising that, when the sun (finally) decides to make an appearance, we all take to our gardens with a refreshing drink in hand.
Although it’s easy to become complacent when the days get longer and the temperatures soar, we mustn’t neglect our gardens. After all, there’s a good chance that we’ll be spending a lot of our time outdoors since we spent months stuck in the house during lockdown!
If you’re not an avid gardener, you might be wondering what you can do to spruce your garden in time for the summer. And if money is tight, you’re probably worried that a complete overhaul will leave you out of pocket…
Well, fear not. There are plenty of easy (and affordable) things you can do to get your garden ready for the warmer months, and we thought we’d share a few top tips that will help you to create an outdoor area that will be enjoyed by the whole family.
So, let’s get started.
1. Tidy up your flower beds and borders
It’s not uncommon for flower beds to collect dead leaves and foliage from the trees and bushes throughout the autumn and winter – but these can have a significant impact on the appearance of your garden.
So, start by removing any dead leaves from the soil in your beds and planters, as well as any rubbish that might have blown into your garden. It’s also a good idea to neaten up your borders by trimming the hedges and turning the soil over.
You should have enough room to store garden waste in your green bin. However, if you expect to generate a substantial amount of rubbish, you might consider opting for skip hire Liverpool. GSH Skips cover all areas in Merseyside and have a range of skips sizes to choose from. So, be sure to call them on 0151 424 4079.
2. Add colour with beautiful blooms
Spring is the ideal time of year to plant some colourful flowering plants and bulbs in your garden to make sure it bursts into life once summer arrives. So, if you haven’t already done so, you’ve still got time to pick some up from the garden centre or even your local supermarket.
Lilies, daffodils, tulips, freesia, crocuses and iris are all great options – and sure to add a pop of colour to your outdoor space.
3. Invest in new garden furniture
Having a patio or decking is a great way to make the most of your garden but, during the winter, these areas can get a little dirty and run down. Luckily – all it takes is a quick tidy up and a pressure washer to blast your paving stones, and your patio area will be looking like new in no time.
However, if you’re planning to invite friends and family over for a barbecue then you’re going to need a table and a couple of chairs, benches or a comfy outdoor sofa.
If you’ve been saving up to rejuvenate your garden, you might want to splash out on a set of stone water fountains, a swing set for the kids, or maybe a hammock for chilled evenings when it’s just you, a good book, and a nice glass of vino?
And there you have it. There are, of course, loads more ways you can get your garden ready for the warmer weather. You might even have a few ideas of your own!