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Friday, 7 July 2017

Giving Your Garden A Freshen-Up



When it comes to gardens, those with a keen eye are wanting to keep it looking fresh and blooming the whole year round. Of course, living in the UK means that we don’t really have the means to be able to do this; sunlight is limited at certain times of the year, and harsh weather conditions certainly don’t help matters. But what about the things that we can do - and why aren’t we doing more of them?


Focus On The Lawn

The main thing that your eyes will be drawn to whenever you step out into your garden is the lawn. It’s the grass that you need to pay attention to. If it’s looking a bit bare, spreading fresh seed can help with growth. If you have regular bird visitors, make sure that you put a net or some sort of barrier over what you are sowing - that way the seeds won’t be eaten before they’ve had a chance to settle in and grow. It’s good if you know what type of grass that you are already growing in your garden, else you risk the chance of having mismatched colours and textures happening. If you don’t know what grass you’ve already got growing and you think it’s beyond redemption, looking up local turf suppliers may be the path that you need to take. Redoing your lawn entirely may be a day’s work, but the results at the end will be phenomenal once the turf has had chance to rest.


Weed To Your Heart’s Content
See a weed, pick it up and all day long you’ll have a … better-looking garden. The more weeds that you uproot as you go along your day-to-day business, the neater that your garden will look. This goes for your drive and borders too. Aiming to get a certain number each day will mean that you’ll certainly start to see a difference.


Make It Seasonal

Making sure that you have seasonal plants and flowers in for the correct time of year can do so much for your garden. Thankfully, most of these plants tend to come into bloom in the summer, so you don’t have to worry about this time of year. However, planting sturdy perennials for the winter can definitely see your garden still looking great towards the colder months.


A Lick Of Paint Makes All The Difference

It’s not just all about the flowers, plants and shrubs. The furniture in your garden can say a lot about you and just how much effort you put into its upkeep. Going over any wooden furniture such as chairs and tables in a wood stain or paint at least every year will keep it looking great - and will help to keep your garden from looking shabby. If you have wooden fences rather than brick enclosing your garden, don’t forget to give these a once-over too; not only will it help the appearance, but it will also help to protect them against rot which can see them easily blowing down when winds pick up.


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