Thursday 5 September 2019

Planning your garden for next summer

Still hoping to get your garden sorted this summer? Sadly that glorious weather is starting to come to an end, which means autumn will soon be here. But if you missed out on giving your garden a summer makeover, the good news is that there’s always next year. With time on your side, you can now look to planning your outdoor transformation ready for next summer, and give you something to look forward to in the New Year.

Here are some tips for planning your dream garden for next summer.

Get some quotes now

Now that the crazy summer rush is over, you can look at getting some quotes from landscapers. Their books are likely to be lighter, which will mean you can get the work booked in far in advance. There are some things you’ll want to think about before getting a landscaper quote, including coming up with a brief as well as making sure you select several companies to get quotes from. Getting a quote now will give you an idea of how much to save, allowing you to plan your finances to accommodate your garden renovation next year.

Take advantage of the end of summer sales

The end of summer sales are perfect for finding some outdoor furniture bargains. Everyone from John Lewis to B&Q are selling off their excess garden furniture stock, so you can kit out your garden for much less by shopping at this time of year. By the time next summer comes, you’ll have everything you need tucked away in the garage or other storage area ready to be put out.

Do some of the hard work while it’s still light and mild

There are some garden jobs you can get started on now while the weather is still mild and the evenings aren’t so dark. Grab a cleaning kit and start working your way around the garden to clear weeds and stop them from coming back. You should also give your patio areas a good clean with a jet wash and maintain them. Forming some good habits now will mean there’s less work to do come next spring so that you can get a head start on enjoying the early spring sunshine.

If you want a garden with less maintenance, then give some artificial turf a try. You could get it fitted now to help make light work of your garden, as well as enjoy the benefits of artificial grass for hay fever. Your garden will stay pristine-looking throughout the winter, ready for any plans you have next year. 

Put a timescale in place

If you’re serious about overhauling your garden next year, then you need to start planning now. You can get some dates in place for when you want the work to start and make plans accordingly. With a timescale to stick to, you’ll know exactly where you stand and fit in the work around the other commitments you’ve got coming up. It pays to be organised with big projects to make sure you get what you need done.

Transforming your garden has many benefits for your home. Not only can it help you enhance your living space, but it could add more value too. A garden makeover is also a good opportunity for making your home more eco-friendly as you can make compost bins, plant your own fruit and veg and get clever with how you use water. Start planning your garden transformation now and look forward to a stylish, beautiful garden by the time next summer comes around.

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