Sprucing up the Garden for Summer
The summer takes its toll our garden and our garden furniture. But nothing that a good afternoon in the garden can't solve. Most people spend a considerable amount of time in their garden in the summer so it's important that it's in tip top shape - especially if you're looking to have family and friends over for a bbq.
You can easily get your garden looking like new by painting the wood such as your shed and also the fence. If you don't want the laborious task of painting it single handed then most large garden centres and DIY stores sell a fence sprayer and most don't need an electrical supply. You simply fill the container with your chosen outdoor wood stain and spray. What's also great is that your fence will be looking great in no time at all and with an even coverage.
Many people believe that there is not much you can do with dull looking slabs but there is. With a tough bristle broom and hot soapy water all of the dirt and scum that has built up over time will be removed. Remove all weeds from the cracks and fill with a good quality weed killer.
Ensure that you lawn is mud and patch free. You can thicken your grass by sprinkling with lawn seed and a good lawn feeding solution. Try not to cut your grass too short because this will tempt moss to grow and cause an unhealthy lawn.
If the corner of your garden is looking boring then create a rockery. Lift the turf from the corner leaving a small or as large patch as you would like your rockery. Plant your favourite flowers randomly as you please into the soil then scatter bark chips over the soil. Place large stones randomly but be careful not to get in the way of the plants. To finish off place a garden candle lantern on a ground hook to light it up when the light falls.
Some garden furniture such as rattan garden furniture is good at withstanding the harsh weather conditions but you may wish to clean it before inviting friends round for a garden party. You can easily clean rattan with a soft bristle brush and soapy water but remember to wipe with clean water afterwards because any soap left on the surface will dry and leave a cloudy surface on the furniture.
With these few light chores your garden will look great in no time at all - ready for long summer days spent with friends and family.
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