Spruce Up Your Garden In Time For Summer

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Many of us are guilty of allowing the garden to run a little haywire over the winter period. But now that summer is here, it might be time to get on the gardening gloves and get back to work. The garden is one of those often-overlooked areas of the house. Yet, it is also one of the most important. If you are thinking of selling your home at any point in the near future, the garden is particularly important. This is especially so for the front garden, as it is a major aspect of the property’s kerb appeal. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to do to improve the garden area. If you are looking for some quick and easy improvements in the garden, then read on. Here are some top changes you can make to get your garden ready for the hotter months.


The Patio

Many people say that the garden is no less than an extension of the interior home. If this is the case, then one of the most important parts of it must be the patio. This is like the equivalent of your carpet, so it needs looking after just as well. The ideal patio is large enough to be used in any way you desire, but not so huge that it takes over the outdoor space. If you are looking for ways to improve your patio area, then the first step might be to de-weed it. The patio is a common problem area for weeds, and they can ruin the look of the whole garden in no time at all. It might also be worthwhile to place a few begonias or chrysanthemums around the patio to give it a little boost of colour. There is more on making the perfect patio here: http://www.myhomeideas.com/

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The Shed

Not all gardens have a shed or log cabin, but if yours does, then chances are it requires some attention. This is a common area which even the most attentive gardeners sometimes forget to look after properly. To improve the look of your shed, consider giving it a lick of paint to start with. You might need to get hold of some staining products, depending on the nature of your particular outhouse. There is more information on that here: http://weatherall.com. If it has seen better days, then you might like to replace it altogether. This is not necessarily as expensive as you might think. What’s more, it can change the feel of the whole garden.


The Lawn

This is a really important part of the garden, but not many people really know how to look after it well. In an ideal world, you would treat your lawn with the same kind of love and respect with which you treat all of your other plants. Sometimes people forget that it, too, is a living thing. If your lawn looks like it could benefit from a little attention, first consider feeding it. Any all-purpose plant food will suffice. Beyond that, bear in mind what a difference mowing it can make, in aesthetic terms. If you only have time – or the energy! – for one thing, make it the lawn. The whole garden will improve in line with it.

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