How To Prepare Your Garden For The Summer
Whether you’re a fresh-faced novice or a green-fingered pro, all gardeners will benefit from making a plan for their summer work!
You might have already spent the spring planting, cleaning up and tidying but there are still plenty of little things to be done to ensure that you can make the most of the summer months in the garden.
Any excuse to get outside, right?
Read on for our list of the best things to do if you want to prepare your garden for the summer.
Plan Out Your Herbs And Vegetables
Many vegetables will benefit from being planted throughout the summer and we’ll get into details in just a moment. However, before you go out and raid the garden centres for seeds, it’s worth your while to plan out exactly what you want to plant, when you want to plant it and where it’s going to go.
What To Plant?
Okay, planning done, onto the good stuff! What grows quickly enough to make it worthwhile to plant during the summer months.
Check out our helpful month-by-month guide to learn what you can plant in each summer month.
Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Herbs, Peas, Summer Squash
Kale, Beans, Broccoli, Cucumber
Radish, Spinach, Lettuce
Clean Out The Greenhouse
Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to clean out the greenhouse. This means properly scrubbing the interior, exterior and the benches to get rid of any bugs wintering there that are just waiting to devour the seedlings starting to grow.
Tidy Up The Garden And Start A Compost Heap With The Scraps
If you haven’t already, consider setting aside a little corner of the garden to make a compost heap.
Compost heaps will eat up all your pulled weeds, leaves and even kitchen food waste, making it much easier to keep your garden looking its best.
And after several months, you’ll have your own organic compost to use in your garden.
Order Your Evergreens To Last Through The Winter
Once summer is in full swing, take a moment to think about what you want your winter garden to look like. I know, it’s maybe not the first thing you want to think about when the sun is beaming but it’s the perfect time to make changes.
Late summer is a good time to plant evergreens and prepare your garden for the cold months.
Enjoy A Summer Walk (And A Look Around!)
There’s garden inspiration all around, especially in the summer! Take a walk around your neighbourhood and take a peek at what everyone else is doing.
See what types of plants grow well in your area and take inspiration for your own garden!
This is especially good in the run up to summer as your neighbours may be out in the garden more often, giving you a chance to ask about their top tips.
Give Your Lawn Some TLC
If you have a lawn, it’s time to rake, reseed any patchy areas and treat it to some fertiliser, too.
Finally, check your lawnmower and make sure it is ready for a summer of mowing!
Clean Out Your Bird Feeders
The birds will have been relying on your help to stay full over the winter so make the most of the sunshine and give the tables a once-over.
Refill the food and enjoy the company of some feathered friends over the summer months.
Clean Up And Treat Your Garden Furniture
Finally, dust off your garden furniture and get ready to use it again! If it’s wood, consider a varnish to help it fend off stains and weather.
Once that’s done, it’s time to get friends and family around for a picnic or BBQ as soon as possible. Enjoy!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide on how to prepare your garden for summer. We really think it will help to get your garden looking its best so you can make the most of it once the warm weather starts.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments and share it if you found it useful. Have a lovely summer!