Get your garden summer ready

Posted on April 03, 2023

Summer is just around the corner and that means, it's time to start preparing your gardens for the warmer months ahead. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a complete novice, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your garden looks it's best this summer. In this blog, we'll go over some of the most important things you can do to get your garden summer ready. First & foremost give Teign Trees a call on 01626 773499 to come out and give you a completely FREE no obligation quote for any of the points below. We’re here to help get your garden Summer Fit!

1. Clear Out Debris/Tidy your Beds

The first step in preparing your garden for summer is to clear out any debris that has accumulated over the winter months. This includes dead leaves, branches and any dead/damaged plants. Did you know that Teign Trees and Landscapes offer a full ‘Garden Clearance Service’? Just take a look at the Services section on our website. Not only will this help your garden look more attractive, but it will also prevent pests and diseases from taking hold.

2. Plant Summer Annuals

Once your beds are cleared and ready, one of the best ways to add a pop of colour to your garden is to plant Summer Annuals. So take a trip to your local Garden Centre & pick up some Petunias, Marigolds and Geraniums, these are particularly pretty & colourful but there are many more to choose from.

3. Add Some Shade

Summers are getting warmer, so it's important to provide some shade for your plants and yourselves. This can be done by planting trees or shrubs that provide shade and, you could build a wooden or composite Pergola or install a stylish 'Sail Shade' all of which Teign Trees & Landscapes can help with just give our office a call on 01626 773499.

4. Tips on Checking your Decking

A - Inspect the structure: Check for any signs of damage, such as cracked or warped boards, loose screws/nails, or any structural issues that may need repairing. Look for any signs of rot, especially in areas where water tends to pool and replace any damaged or rotted wood.

B - Clean the surface: Use a pressure washer or a stiff brush to remove dirt, debris and any mould or mildew that may have accumulated over the winter. Consider using a deck cleaner or brightener to restore the natural colour of the wood.

C - Check the finish: If your decking has a protective finish, such as a stain or sealant, check to see if it needs to be reapplied. A good rule of thumb is to reapply every 1-2 years, depending on the amount of sun exposure and foot traffic your deck receives.

D - Inspect the railing: Check the railing for any loose or damaged balustrades, posts or rails. Make sure the railing is secure. Consider adding safety features: If you have young children or pets, consider adding safety features such as gates, safety netting and or a non-slip surface to prevent slips and falls.

5. Maintain Your Lawn

Finally, don't forget to maintain your lawn. This means mowing it regularly, fertilising as needed and keeping it well-watered. You should also take this opportunity to repair any bare patches in your lawn by reseeding or laying new turf.

In conclusion, getting your garden ready for summer is all about preparation. By clearing out debris, tidying up your beds, planting summer annuals, adding some shade, watering your plants, and maintaining your lawn, you can ensure that your garden looks it's best this summer.

So give Teign Trees and Landscapes a call on 01626 773499 and book in a quote with our Tree or Landscaping Managers, completely FREE and No Obligation – your garden will thank you!