With winter slowly coming to an end, we can once again start to think about the garden and the pleasure that it brings during the summer months. However, over the winter it may have taken a bit of a battering from the elements so now is the time to get out there and get your garden ready for the summer.
Here are a few things that you can do to get your garden looking great this summer…
Add a Pond or Water Feature – A pond is a relaxing addition to the garden, and it also provides a haven for wildlife. If you prefer to have the sound of water without the pond, you could add a water feature, so that you still get that tranquil sound of gentle water on those warm summer days. If you want to build a pond yourself, there are plenty of handy guides online that will be able to help you with this.
Put up Nest boxes – As we start to see the first signs of spring being on the way, the birds will also be soon starting to look for places to build nests for their young. If you have areas in the garden that are good for nesting birds, why not put up some nest boxes? You may have some new garden residents to watch very soon! You could even get the nest boxes that have cameras inside so you can really see what is going on and watch the young birds grow up.
Make Repairs – Because winter can give the garden a bit of a battering, it is likely that you may have to make some repairs. Check things like gutters and drains as well as shed roofs and fences. You can do many repairs yourself, for example for fences you can buy timber from somewhere like these timber merchants Portsmouth based www.timbco.co.uk
Tidy Up – As well as making repairs you will probably have tidying jobs that will need to be done. Pots and planters that need to be cleaned out, as well as any leaves or debris that have blown around the garden over the winter that will need to be cleared up.
Add Lighting – As we head into the summer, adding lighting to the garden is a really good idea. Pretty solar lights make the garden look magical in the evening after the sun goes down, and also mean that you can still sit outside long after sunset. They also are a great burglar deterrent as they light up the garden making a burglar less likely to want to intrude.
Plant Seeds – Even though it is chilly you can still plant seeds now. Use a greenhouse if you have one or even get seeds started off indoors in your house so that as the warmer months come you can take them outside and plant them.