How to Make Your Backyard Ready for Summer

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Every homeowner wants to make the most of their garden as soon as summer strikes, and the warmer weather comes around again. Unfortunately, a tired, dull exterior will make you want to head back inside. That is why you need to read how to make your backyard ready for summer and create a luxury space you can use all year long.

Rake Your Lawn

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If you want to enjoy green, healthy grass throughout the seasons, you should rake your lawn before summer arrives. Doing so will help to remove any thatch or decaying plants that have accumulated on the ground over time, which can ultimately block much-needed sunlight while preventing water from hydrating the grass roots.

Reseed Bare Patches on Your Lawn

Bald patches can occur during the colder seasons due to arduous weather conditions. You can, however, restore your lawn by reseeding any bare patches. Ideally, you should do this during fall, which is prior to a lawn’s peak growing season. Don’t forget to water the patches the same way you would water your lawn.

Prune Your Trees and Shrubs

Your trees and shrubs can help to create a beautiful, inviting, and colorful garden. It is therefore important to provide them with the love and attention they deserve before summer officially arrives. Trim any dead or damaged limbs or leaves that might be infested with insects. They are often colorless in their appearance and will not feature any blossoming foliage. You can create a healthier, more visually appealing exterior by doing so.

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Add a Relaxing Water Feature

Create an oasis of calm and tranquility in your garden by adding a stylish, relaxing water feature into your exterior design. Water-garden.co.uk offers a wide range of water features and effective pumps to help you install a stunning structure, which will create a beautiful focal point in your outdoor space.

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Keep Unwanted Pests at Bay

Few things are more unpleasant than troublesome insects overtaking your garden and ruining your summer. Ensure you are never tempted to go back inside when the sun is shining by finding ways to keep pests under control. For instance, you should periodically inspect your backyard for garden pests in your trees, shrubs, and bushes, as they could be full with a variety of insects, such as slugs, aphids, or grasshoppers. You can then apply a natural pesticide to banish the insects from your garden effectively.

Also, it might be a good idea to remove select plants from your garden, as some can be a haven for pests. Always do your research on the types of insects a plant attracts before you incorporate them into your backyard.

Buy the Right Outdoor Furniture

There are many ways you can entertain your loved ones in your backyard, such as throwing a family BBQ or garden picnic to hosting an outdoor dinner party for all your friends. In addition to buying sturdy chairs and tables, you should also invest in water-resistant surfaces and cushions, so you will not need to bring the furniture or decorative accessories inside the home if it rains.

Carol

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