🖊 Keith Wolmarans 📷 CreativeVix
This a basic guide to help your garden looking top-notch for the Summer season. This is the right time of year to get your garden ready for the Summer festivities, whether you are hosting Christmas or having a braai on a nice hot evening, there’s nothing better than relaxing in your dream garden. Here are some tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Getting your tools ready
Having reliable tools will help you on your journey to your beautiful and lush garden. Start by sharpening and cleaning them, and make sure you have all the tools you need. Ensure your lawnmower and weed-eater are running properly, service them if need be.
Inspect your garden
Walk through your garden to see where it needs work and to plan your next move. Measure your area while making notes, if you intend on adding flower beds. Look for any pests in your garden or ill plants, if you do come across any you can treat the issue with poison.
Clean your garden
Spring is the best time to clean up your garden, prepping your garden is important for the long hot days ahead. Mowing your lawn and weeding is a good way to start, if you have paving we suggest using poison to kill the weeds, there are pet friendly options for anyone with animals. Regular maintenance will prevent your garden from over-growing.
Irrigation is vital for your garden to survive through the heat, if you have an existing irrigation system do a check to make sure its working sufficiently. If you do not have an irrigation system, we suggest you consider getting one. Adjust the time when you water your garden, the best time to do it is in the early morning.
Compost and fertilizer
To help your flower beds and plants flourish, compost and fertilizer is your secret weapon. The best time to fertilize and compost your garden is Spring or early Summer. Mulching is a great way to prevent weeds from growing and keeping the soil moist.
Transplanting and planting
You could use transplanting to fill gaps in flower beds. Adding in seasonal plants is a great way to bring colour to your outdoor living space, plants like garden roses, sunflowers, tulips and daisies.
This is the best time of year to fertilize and put lawn dressing on your lawn. When cutting your lawn ensure that you don’t cut it too short, the sun will burn and damage your grass. Make sure to water thoroughly after applying fertilizer and lawn dressing.
Adding new additions
Adding water features, stepping stones and patios are a great way to spice up your slice of paradise. A good way to separate your lawn from your flowerbeds you could use cobble edging to give it a neat look. Simple items like pot plants and outside furniture make a big difference.