With the Summer months right ahead of us, make the most of your outdoor space and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends. Whether you are hoping to relax on your sun lounger whilst watching the children splash around in their paddling pool or host a BBQ for your family underneath your patio awning, preparing your garden for Summer will ensure you are ready to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather once it arrives!

Remove all Winter debris

Your garden has faced the harsh chills and gusty winds of the Winter months, needing a clear up to allow the new blooms to flourish. Any fallen branches, dead leaves and weeds should be removed from the grass and flower beds as well as any water features or garden furniture you may have. Not only is this preparing your garden for Summer fun by looking neat and tidy, but maintaining your garden will help your new plants grow through and keep any pests at bay.

Add a touch of colour

Bring your garden to life with some bright colours and beautiful new additions, enhancing your garden without the need for costly price tags. After a long cold Winter with dark evenings, colourful plants such as pansies and petunias are a welcome addition which are easy to plant and brighten up your outdoor space in no time. Why not try growing your own vegetables too? As well as growing your own tasty veg to eat, it is a great project for kids to get stuck into, tending to their patch to water and pick their own vegetables – it might even encourage them to enjoy eating their greens!

Refresh your garden furniture

After months being stored in the shed, your garden furniture is in need of some TLC. Preparing your garden for Summer doesn’t have to be extensive; simply brushing off any webs and giving any painted furniture a fresh lick of paint can go a long way. If your table is old and starting to appear run down and chipped, choosing a new colour can give it a new lease of life and be enjoyed for many more Summer evenings. Similarly, if you do not have any existing furniture, a simple table and set of patio chairs are ideal for hosting BBQs and spending time with your family enjoying the sunshine.

Provide some shade from direct sunlight

Whether you want to enjoy some shade during a hot day or escape from an unexpected rain shower during your garden party, garden awnings are the perfect way to enhance your garden. Choose from a variety of styles, sizes and colours to find an awning that matches your property and its surroundings to suit your aesthetic. When not in use, garden awnings can be retracted to suit your usage needs, letting the sunlight shine down or being put away for the Winter to keep it in good condition.