Garden Preparation: How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer


Getting your garden ready for summer isn’t just a practical step, it can also be a pleasant experience in its own right. In fact, according to one survey, 81% of homeowners find yard work to be therapeutic with 53% saying it’s rewarding. There is something relaxing and meditative about cutting grass and planting flowers.

If you’d like to create a more enjoyable outdoor space while spending your day in a pleasant way then this is the guide for you. Read on for some lawn care and preparation tips. Then, you’ll just need to keep an eye out for a garden furniture sale near you for those decorative finishing touches!

Keep Your Lawn Hydrated

Warmer months are right around the corner. With this being the case, you’re going to want to make sure your lawn is getting enough water.

If you’ve got a lawn irrigation system it’s time to set it up. If you haven’t, know that most types of grasses need around 1 inch of irrigation per week during the warm months.

Fertilize the Grass

Right before summer is exactly when you want to apply your fertilizer. You can fertilize once again in late summer if needs be. Be aware that different types of grass come with different care instructions so you should do some research about what’s best for your particular grass type.

Grab Your Mower

During the winter months, the lawnmower probably doesn’t get too much use. But now that warmer climes have arrived it’s time to take it out of hibernation and put it to work. In warmer months most grass will need to be cut around once a week.

Remove Moss and Weeds

To make your lawn look a little more polished you’ll want to remove any moss or weeds that have grown around your garden over time. If they’re particularly stubborn you may need chemical treatment to ensure they don’t return. One of the best weeding tips is simply to use mulch where you don’t want any weeds to grow.

The Finishing Touch

If you want to create a really special outdoor space then it can be helpful to add little touches like outdoor lighting, soft furnishings, and patio furniture. You want to create a space that’s a joy to spend time in.

If you’ve got a large family or a big friend group then make sure you add in plenty of seating for everyone. The pieces in this collection are the perfect blend of comfort, style, and practicality:

Another nice touch to add would be some beautiful blooms. Check out your local garden center to see what plants and flowers they’ve got on offer.

Garden Preparation Made Simple

Garden preparation season is well and truly here and we hope that these tips will help you to make the most of yours. Create a garden that you and your nearest and dearest can all enjoy.

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