5 Tips To Have The Best DIY Garden This Summer


Gardens really do spring to life in the warmer months, and there is a lot to be done in order to maintain them and give them the looks that we desire. Even if you only have a small space to work with, there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to keep them neat and under control. So what exactly does your garden need this summer in terms of style and maintenance?

A lot of things might be your answer and when you think about it, the more you have to do, the more costly it will be. But it doesn't need to be that way! Yes, you heard me! With a little bit of imagination and a bit of skill, even you can bring your dream garden to life with the help of DIY videos. I know that you might think that you can't but trust me, if I could you can too! It only looks intimidating at the beginning but the more you do it, the more you will like it and you will finish the job in no time. 

For example, did you know that according to Brandon Hire Station latest campaign, London is the no.1 most "do it yourself" city followed close by Manchester? That only shows that there are a lot of DIY'ers out there and that if they can do it, you can too! So let's see how you can have the best DIY garden this summer.

Check everything and start planning

Before you even begin to think of the new project, you should start inspecting your garden in order to see if everything is ok or if there are any repairs that need to be done. 
Planning is the most important and difficult step in my opinion. I say difficult because there are so many good garden DIY projects out there and that will make it hard for you to pick one but once you do, then you just have to plan everything according to your budget and the rest should be easy.

Give your garden a fresh look

Fed up with having to regularly cut and maintain your garden lawn? Artificial grass is becoming an increasingly popular modern garden solution, giving you more time to sit and enjoy the outdoors during the hotter summer months. Grass Warehouse recommends a plush, thick pile for a comfortable lawn finish, and also provides various different pet-friendly options if you like to play out in the garden with the family.

In case you do want to go for natural grass then the best solution is to buy grass seed and begin your lawn from scratch. 

Think of all of the things that are sitting in your garden looking a bit worse for wear. Fence panels are usually the worst culprit for this. Over time, their painted treatment can get weather-worn and start to fade. This, in turn, is not good news for the wood that it is covering; it leaves it open to the elements and therefore it is more susceptible to rot.

Make sure that you properly wash/sand down everything that needs repainting to get rid of any growths and grime, and once dry carefully paint over everything that needs doing.

Pruning and Weeding

The joy of every garden - not. Pruning back shrubs, trees and plants that have gotten a bit unruly over the winter months is something that should be done as soon as the weather starts to improve. If you can start your pruning even earlier in the year, then do so - as soon as the sun starts to get higher and the days start getting longer, this is the chance for plants to go wild.

The same goes for any weeding that needs doing especially on paths and in between paving slabs. When you spend the time tidying up your garden in this way, you can see where potential new plants can go. If you are aiming for a cottage-style garden, this can be great fun; you simply bunch together a lot of flowering plants for a quintessentially English countryside look. It’s simple enough to do, and can cause a big impact on the whole look and feel of your garden. It’s brilliant for visiting wildlife like butterflies, bees and birds, too.

 Lighting and decorations

Does your garden have any lighting on it? If not, why not?! It’s not just for practicality - it makes it look super pretty, too. Think fairy lights, stringed bulbs, even solar-powered lamps which can dangle in the wind. It helps you to stay out in the garden for longer, especially during the summer months. Why cut a night short just because you don’t have the visibility? There are plenty of options out there, so I am pretty sure you will fid something to your liking.

As for decorations, well, the sky is the limit! You can find them already made in garden centers or you can DIY them yourself and enjoy them the whole summer long. If you’ve got children, turning your garden into a fairy kingdom can be a really fun thing to do. Nailing steps around trees, putting in fairy doors and building your own little fairy ponds can be great not just for the creative side of things, but also for attracting wildlife into your garden. With wildlife in mind, remember that bird and bat boxes and feeders can be amazing decorations to hang up!

These are just a few tips in order to help you make the most out of your garden this summer. remember that you don't have to be the best DIY'er to manage to do this, take small steps and I can assure you that you'll love the result! Happy gardening!

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