IS YOUR GARDEN SUMMER READY?

Now is the time we usually start thinking about the garden , or should I say the dreaded garden!. Does anyone else let their garden ‘go’ over the winter months.




I’ve got to admit since we’ve had snow and been out to make snowmen I hadn’t realised how unkept and in desperate need of clearing it actually needed.

Although garden care can get quite expensive , I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to sort it out in time for summer , which will not only leave you with happy kiddies and solace to enjoy the sunshine when it comes, but won’t also break the bank :)

Start Fresh- now I am going to hold my hands up and say I am terrible for chucking stuff in the garden for ‘later’. I always say I’ll sort that out Kate and our garden has an arm chair in the back, a broken table and I don’t even want to think of what else is lingering in there.

It almost acts like a dumping ground over the winter . The chair got put outside as an ‘emergency’ as wecouldnt get the Christmas tree in the house , priorities right! :) so maybe a garden clearance Is what you need first.

Also you know if someone else is doing it for you, it’ll get done in no time , then you can concentrate on getting that summer garden ready :)

Start early - I start with our garden in February and a lot of people I’m mad for doing it but this is the time where everything is wet and so easy to get rid of - moss , mud - come summer time when the sun hits , it will be a lot harder to tackle and you want your garden ready for the summer to enjoy it , get them hands green fingered now! You’ll thank me later ;)

Water butt - These are a godsend and save so much money!. If like  us , you love growing your own fruit and veg and herbs , then a water butt is the way forward . You can pick them up pre loved on selling sites too! Last summer was the hottest it has been in years , so saving water this way gives you extra pennies for something else

Keep on top of the weeds! - this is actually really easy to do. During the winter months , the weeds do  grow absolutely wild in our garden and by the time summer comes around they are impossible to get rid of. We spray them with a solution of salty water and it weakens the stem which makes them a lot easier to dig out!

Trimming your lawn is one of the most effective ways to control your weeds. To do that, you can utilise any string trimmer or a lawnmower. The third point is you need to keep your grass as proper height. Do not cut the grass to short, though. Experts say you should not trim more than a 3rd of the grasses height at a time.

Get some help- you might find that keeping on top of your garden is getting to much or you just want a break . I know my back goes completely once I’ve been out in the garden all day- I did our garden every week when I was 8 months pregnant , mad or super woman , I’m not sure which one I’d like to call myself , but getting some from a garden service maybe once a month will give you a break .

They do such a wide variety of jobs including , jet washing , lawn cutting , rubbish removals / the list is endless, and Starting at £15 an hour , it’s definitely not going to break the bank :)

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