4 Tips For Making Your Garden A Summer Retreat

Summer is well and truly on its way, and the entire nation is poised waiting for long light evenings and the warm rays of sunshine. One of the best ways to prepare for the summer months is to get your garden looking and feeling inviting. Turn your garden into a serene retreat for you and your family so that you can spend hours enjoying unwinding and entertaining friends with BBQ’s and social activities. It’s entirely possible to transform your garden into a great space to hang out which can be completed in a matter of weeks, or even days if you only need to make a few tweaks.

Capture The Sun

When the summer months arrive, you’ll be wanting, no doubt, to make your garden into the suntrap you desire, so make sure you know how to get the most out of the warm rays. Firstly, consider installing a conservatory so that you can enjoy the warm days from the comfort of inside. Conservatories are a great way of extending your home into the garden and reaping the rewards. Use a reliable site like Compare Companies to find the best price from reputable building contractors and have it built in time for summer.

If you’re keen to make the very most of the sun’s ripening power, then consider building a greenhouse and growing a variety of fruits and vegetables inside. You can make your garden a summer retreat by growing fresh plump tomatoes hanging from the vine, along with delicious strawberries.

Add Shady Areas

Remember that summer is not without its dangers, so always ensure that you’re protected from the sun’s rays when you’re out and about in your garden. You must keep your head out of the direct sun as often as possible, and be applying sun cream fastidiously every half an hour. Be sure to add some shady areas to your garden so that you can retreat to them and cool off. You can add shady areas by having a parasol overhead an outside picnic table, or you can think about having a series of bushes planted in your garden. If you have young children, then a tent could fit the bill perfectly.

Lay Down The Turf

You’ll want a soft grassy area to your garden, so tend to your lawn before you do anything else. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear after a ragged winter, then venture outside and scatter generous handfuls of grass seed.  If your garden turf is somewhat beyond repair, then consider getting new turf laid. It’s important to look after any grassy area by giving it plenty of water, so aim to water it every evening at around dusk.

Add Flowers

Flowers brighten the mood of anywhere they’re planted, so ensure you add them to your garden this summer. Brighten up your borders by adding some colourful varieties and keeping them well fed and protected against pests such as slugs and greenfly. Before charging in with insecticides, think about spraying your plants and flowers with less harmful pollutants and using essential oils to keep the creepy crawlies at bay. 


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