Summer Ideas to Brighten Up Your GardenPrint
The glorious days of sunny weather and outdoor activities are here. As the summer season approaches, there’s plenty to do in your garden. This time of the year calls for a shift from planting to maintaining. With a little bit of planning and organizing, you can make the best use of your garden and make it summer-ready.
Whether you own a large lawn or a compact courtyard, these inspiring summer garden ideas will make your garden stand out and turn it into a heavenly space.
Shape Up Your Lawn
A well trimmed and irrigated lawn is an important component of a beautiful looking garden. When mowing the lawn keep the blades high and don’t over-mow so that length of grass stays longer (at least 5 cm). This keeps the soil healthy and prevents it from drying out during hot weather.
Plan your fertilizing, seeding and watering schedule to give your lawn the nutrients it needs. Ideal time to water the grass is during the early morning hours.
Watering and Irrigation
Watering is critical during summers. Morning time is ideal for watering so that evaporation losses are minimized. But if it’s difficult for you to manage, investing in a good irrigation system can do the job. Simple drip irrigation systems can help keep your container plants hydrated.
Plant Colourful Blossoms
There is a wide variety of flowering plants that can thrive in the hot summer days and fill your containers or lawns with vibrant hues. Firetail Fleece is a long flowering plant in hot pink that goes very well with fine textured grass. Yarrows, coneflowers, sneezeweed and French hydrangeas can make containers brimming with eye catching colours.
Most of these plants are also pollinators that bring beneficial bugs to your garden.
Revamp Your Garden Furniture
You can give your old outdoor furniture a fabulous new look with a coat of paint. Use high quality paint brushes or rollers for a smooth finish. You can play with multiple colours and mix and match according to your taste and overall look for the garden.
If you want to show your creative side, you can make use of paint tapes to create unique patterns on your table tops or chairs.
Light Up Your Garden for the Night
A garden can be the perfect spot to de-stress and enjoy a relaxing time during the night. With cleaver use of lighting, you can create a pleasant atmosphere in your garden when the sun goes down.
Fairy and festoon lighting wrapped up around trees and fences are in trend. Ground lights, garden lamps and lanterns that operate on solar power are an excellent way to light up your outdoors while staying energy efficient.
Place lights in a way that enhances and accentuates features of your garden such as decks, pathways and borders.
Summers are great for spending more time in your garden. Make the most of your outdoor space with these garden ideas. To get the best gardening products that will help you grow and maintain your gardens this summer, head to Little Fields Farm today.