What Can I Do To My Garden Today To Make It More Appealing When Summer Arrives?

Every garden should serve a purpose to the person or family who own it. If you’re not getting as much as you want to out of your garden, it makes sense to start thinking about changes that will serve you well when the summer garden season comes around in a few months time. Many people ask me where to start, we’ll start with what you have! There are so many changes that offer hope for your garden, so no matter how lacklustre it is right now, you can change all that.

The changes that we’re going to focus on and talk about right now are all about making sure that you put yourself in a position where you want to spend every summer day out in your garden. That’s what a good garden makes people want to do, so read on to learn about exactly which changes you should be making.

Georgian symmetrical home in bath stone.
We are about to start work on the old house extension and renovation. This are will, on day, be a beautiful front garden!

Work on the Entrance to the Garden
The entrance is one of the most important aspects of your garden because it’s what people see when they first visit you and step into your garden. If you want people to enter via a gate, add some climbers and make it very pretty or more interesting. You should also make the gate and fences that you have in place are in top condition and actually add something to your garden in terms of its aesthetics. That will get you off to the right start. Last year I added a pot either side of the door; an inexpensive way to emphasis the symmetry of the house.

Watering your garden
Water your garden

Learn More About Watering Schedules
Many people look at their garden and wonder why the grass isn’t quite green enough or the flowers aren’t quite as vibrant nor as bright as you’d like them to be. If that’s something that sounds familiar to you, it could be the case that you’re not watering them in the right way. Learn more about watering schedules and how you can get yours right. If you start getting this right now, your flowers and lawn will look great by the time the summer finally arrives.

Vintage bird bath
The old house garden has a beautiful bird bath which we found in the garden!

Add a Water Feature
Another thing you can do with water is make a water feature for your garden. It’s the perfect way to add some class and style to your garden if that’s something that your garden is currently lacking. Finding the right spot in your garden for your water feature is really important so start thinking about that right away. Once it’s all hooked up and in place, your garden will have a brand new focal point in place for summer.

Teak patio set with 8 chairs for the garden
We bought our lovely garden furniture out of season to get further money off!

Start Searching For Discounted Garden Furniture
At this time of the year, you can easily find garden furniture being sold at a discounted rate, so that’s something you should be looking out for. As soon as the summer hits, you will probably find that those furniture items will rise in price because everyone will be buying them. If you look for deals now, you will save some money and have enough furniture to satisfy all your needs later in the year when you want to spend time outside.
Find the BBQ Solution That’s Right for Your Garden
Every garden needs to have its own BBQ during the summer months. It makes it possible for you to enjoy food outside together as a family, and that’s what summer is all about. You’ll have a more social and more fun summer, not to mention the fact that you’ll be eating lots of great food. There are so many BBQ options out there, so explore them all and see which is the right fit for your garden. You then need the utensils and BBQ briquettes to get started. It’s a purchase you won’t regret.
Start Preparations for a New Flower Bed
If you want more bright and vibrant flowers filling your garden when summer finally arrives, you should start preparing now. It might be time for you to put a new flower bed in place, so you can start preparing the space, the ground and the soil ready to keep the flowers you eventually plant healthy and beautiful. The sooner you start doing this, the more chance you’ll have of getting it all right and ready in time for the summer months.
Work on Your Lawn’s Edges
Nows the time to edge your lawn before it starts to grow back. You can hire a professional landscape gardener if you’re not sure how to take care of this issue yourself. It’s not too difficult to do a semi-decent job but a professional will certainly be able to produce far better results for your lawn. If you want to do this yourself however, I use a lawn edging knife which works really well.
Invest in a Fire Bowl
A fire bowl could be just what you need for those summer nights when you don’t want the evening in your garden to end just because the sun has gone down. Having those flames flaring up creates a fantastic atmosphere during the evening, and you can sit around it and have fun with friends and family members for as long as you want to. You can even invest in a big bag of marshmallows and toast them over the fire.

There are so many things you can do with your garden to make it better and ready for action when the summer finally does arrive. These changes can all be enacted between now and then, or you could just snuggle up in front of the fire and order you seeds! I think that’s what I may be doing this weekend if this cold weather doesn’t ease up!
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  • I edged my lawns last weekend, and was musing that it is one of the only jobs in the garden that I really really hate. And I don’t really know why, because it is quite satisfying and makes a huge visual difference. It feels like we have too many of them and I have to break it up with other jobs. Hmm, fire bowl. There’s a thought…

    • I know exactly what you mean! It’s a horrid job….a bit like weeding although at least that feels like proper gardening!

  • Your Summer is coming and our Winter is coming. Enjoy prepping for Summer it’s always a nice feeling!

    • It’s very, very cold here so no sign or spring just yet! First red weather warning for snow for 5o years….crazy weather.

  • Some great ideas here – things I know I really should be doing, but how to create a nice entrance with bins… may have to invest in a turf roof for them.

    • I know…bins are a pain. I may make a screen as I think that may be the best thing….

  • Ome lovely ideas here, one of your posts a while back made me think ‘I really need to get a new garden bench’ which I then promptly forgot to do. Thanks for the reminder 😂

  • What an exquisite home! I would keep the landscape at a distance to show off the classic architecture! Maybe a bit of very simple material to dress it up, but nothing to obscure. (Why do those houses lack anything to keep rain of the porch? Early American architecture is not any better.)

    • Yes, I think I want to have York stone and box hedging. Perhaps green and white hydrangeas. This job will not be done until Autumn at latest. Our house was built in 1830 so no idea about rain porch….wasn’t symmetrical enough?

  • Great ideas in there 👍 love lawn edging, it makes a huge difference to the garden, will try and do a how to blog on lawn edging at some time too

    • Oooh yes. That’s a great idea. It’s not my favourite activity but it does make a huge difference doesn’t it.

  • Some great suggestions. Every garden should include all four elements. Earth, we take for granted, but I always try to have water, fire and air too. The last could be wind chimes or some form of art that moves with the wind.

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