Is Your Garden Summer-Ready?

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Winter is a fading memory and soon, summer will be here. If you’ve let your garden maintenance slide over the chilly months, now is the time to start planning for long, hot days in the garden. If you’re looking to revamp your outdoor space, or create a whole new look, here are some suggestions to get that garden summer-ready.

Spring cleaning

Sadly, you can’t take on any of the fun tasks before you’ve got the boring bits out of the way. A thorough spring clean will do your garden a world of good. Grab your gloves and some trash bags and clear out everything you no longer need. Wipe down tables and chairs. Jet wash the patio and decking and tidy your beds. Put down weed killer and prep your beds ready for sowing.


Many people enjoy entertaining in the garden when the warm weather arrives. If you’re eager to make your garden a sociable spot this summer, it’s a good time to invest in some outdoor furniture. A rattan sofa set works well in a modern garden. Outdoor tables and chairs are essential for daytime barbecues. For evening drinks, create a cozy corner with floor cushions, throws and giant Moroccan lanterns. Fit some fairy lights to create ambience. If you’re eager to go the extra mile for your guests, you could create a garden bar. Make a funky feature of it by investing in a personalized LED sign and some quirky glasses.

Pool maintenance

Sunny days mean one thing. It’s time to make the most of the pool. Before you start organizing pool parties or a daily swim schedule, it’s essential to carry out some pool maintenance. Check chemicals levels and give the pool a good clean before your first swimmers arrive. If you’re eager to make your pool the star attraction, see what Poynter Landscape can offer. You could create a new terrace to take advantage of the sun, or fit a new hot tub to chill out after long days at work.

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Floral displays

Nothing screams out summer better than vivid colors and bright floral displays. In most cases, you will need to plant summer-flowering seeds in the spring. Follow instructions on seed packets, or ask experts at the gardening center for advice. Once you’ve planted your seeds, don’t forget to tend to your plants. Water them on a regular basis and keep on top of weeding duties.

Summer feasts

Spring is an ideal time to dig out the barbecue and make sure that it’s primed and ready to create al fresco feasts. You will probably need to clean your grill, and it’s always a good idea to stock up on coal or gas.

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Summer is coming, and it’s time to get your garden in shape. Get the hard work out of the way now, and you can look forward to enjoying your stunning outdoor space all summer long. If you’re keen to do a bit of work and revamp your garden, look out for inspiration in magazines. Create a feature out of your pool and fill those beds and pots with vibrant colors. Set up a party area and get those invites out.

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