Even though right now the weather is frightful, summer has finally arrived. We had a taste of nice weather earlier this month but it quickly changed – oh, the lovely British weather! Hopefully, we will get some more sunshine soon!

As a family, we made the most out of that week of sun. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside. We invited our friends over for alfresco nibbles. We enjoyed a few refreshing cocktails. However, one thing we didn’t do was take care of the garden. We were too busy enjoying the sun and might have neglected our lovely garden, which desperately needs some attention.

So, I’ve decided to do something about it. Before the sun comes out again, I will give the garden some love and get it ready for a beautiful summer (fingers crossed!). Mark my words, it will get done. If you are looking out at your garden and thinking that it needs a quick refresh too, you are reading the right post. Here’s how to get your garden ready for a great summer.

Clean, organise and declutter

Let’s start with the most tedious tasks – it will make everything else easier, I promise. It’s time to tackle the long weeds growing in between your patio slabs, mow the lawn, fix the garden fence and plant some flowers around for some colour. Janine Huldie also recommends sprucing up your garden shed by decluttering, getting rid of anything you don’t use or don’t need and giving it a new lick of paint – put your sleeves up and let’s get to work.

Think about seating

Now, that your garden and patio area are both looking great, you can start thinking about your garden furniture. Maybe you’ve had your current outdoor furniture for years or maybe your garden furniture is simply old and outdated, time for a replacement? Elements Home & Garden, luxury garden furniture, recommend updating your garden furniture – you deserve comfortable and beautiful garden furniture.

If you have stunning and comfortable furniture, it will encourage you to make the most out of your outdoor space and spend more time outdoors! For this reason, it’s important to try out your garden furniture before you buy – Elements Home & Garden have two showrooms, one in Bishop’s Stortford and the other one in Ongar, where you can try some of their sun loungers, dining sets and more!

Prepare for the worst

We can’t trust the English weather, you know it, I know it. So, always be prepared for the worst. This means, having a shaded solution for when it starts to rain, having a heating solution for those cold summer evenings and having outdoor lighting to keep enjoying your outdoor space all night long! This article on Sims Life recommends a pop-up gazebo is an easy solution if it starts to rain or for some shade. Plus, it can be easily assembled and disassembled!

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