It’s Almost Garden Party Season!
As the days start to get longer and the weather warms up, there’s no denying that spring is finally here. Sure it’s going to be a little bit of time before the last few signs of winter are finally gone, but that doesn’t mean that you should have to wait to finally get back to enjoying your garden as much as possible. When the weather is nice, there are few things more pleasant than getting some friends together for a garden party. Of course, as with any party, that means that you’ve got some planning to do. With that in mind, here are a few things that you can do in order to get your garden ready for entertaining.
Clear out the weeds
Let’s face it, gardening during the winter months is no one’s cup of tea. In fact, for a lot of people, their gardens often end up getting completely neglected right up until the moment the sun is finally out again. This means that weeds have potentially had an entire season to lay down roots in your garden and if you want to really enjoy it, you’re going to have to pull those up. Make sure that you’re not only pulling up the weeds but that you’re also taking the time to put down weed killer to ensure that they don’t come back again in a few weeks time.
Trim the lawn
Mowing the lawn when the weather is bad can range from annoying to downright impossible. Trying to run a lawnmower over wet, muddy grass is a surefire way to end up with lumpy, disturbed ground when it dries up. This means that there’s a chance that your lawn is going to be pretty long by the end of the winter. If that’s the case then you might want to take a strimmer to it before you bust out the lawnmower. That way you’re going to make the job much easier for yourself instead of trying to force it through long grass and having to unblock it every few minutes.
Let there be light!
One of the best things that you can do for your garden, especially when the time comes for hosting garden parties, is to bring some light into to. Fairy lights strewn over your fences or any trees that you have are a great idea but you can also use things like flood lights or LED decking lights to keep the party going even after the sun has gone down. Not only are these lights going to make your garden a much more pleasant place to be but it’s also going to greatly increase your security as well, since they’ll leave no dark spots for intruders to hide in.
Bring in some color
Nothing brings a garden to life like a splash of color. Whether you’re the green-thumbed type and you want to plant a rainbow of flowers across your garden, or perhaps you’d rather just paint your fences and garden furniture to bring some brightness into it, there are plenty of ways that you can make your garden a more colourful and enjoyable space for your guests, and for yourself.