Posted on 20th May 2022
Long summer nights enjoying barbeques, sharing drinks, and relaxing in the garden with friends are closely on the horizon. With that in mind, creating the perfect first impression of your garden to guests is important but also much easier than you might think.
If you’re not sure where to start, at Stone & Surfaces Direct we have plenty of useful tips for gardening in the summer months to help you create a beautiful botanical paradise.
Increased sunshine, a rise in temperature, and additional pests mean that your garden may require a little more attention during the summer period. However, most problems that occur are easily fixed and won’t cause long-term issues.
No matter whether you are a amatuer gardener or a professional landscape gardener, or anyone in between, here are our budget-friendly garden ideas to keep your outside space looking breathtaking.
Freshen up your patio
The pleasant weather that summer brings gives the perfect opportunity to get set on bigger garden projects you’ve been meaning to get around to.
Revamping your patio can completely change the look of your garden, whether that means completely repaving the area or simply refreshing your existing patio.
If you are budget-conscious, consider jet washing your patio, rearranging furniture, switching out cushions and throws, and adding simple decor to create a new look.
Alternatively, transform your garden for an entirely new look with our wide range of natural stone paving and porcelain paving.
Water the smart way
Warmer and drier conditions mean that plants will need more water. However, depending on how big your garden is and how many plants you have, watering can be a time consuming task.
That’s why it’s best to be smart about watering your plants, to ensure your garden gets all the water it needs while having plenty of time to still relax in the sunshine.
The best way is to water flower beds twice a week using plenty of water, in order to create several little ponds around each plant. This will keep your garden plants supported for longer so they require less frequent watering.
Feed your plants
Summer weather can be tough on plants, which is why they typically require more than just extra water. Using mulch is a fantastic way to feed your plants but it also helps to improve soil quality, prevent weed growth, and retains moisture.
Mulch can be created using many different materials, including leaves, straw, stones, wood chippings, and cardboard.
Keep it cool
Featuring trees in your garden creates a pretty appearance and is perfect for creating shade. Areas found under trees are usually significantly cooler, so we recommend planting large trees to cover patios, decking, seating areas, and fragile flower beds.
You could also help cool the air further by adding a fountain or water feature to your garden. The evaporation of the water creates a cooling effect and the running water sounds adds to the calming atmosphere of the outdoors.
Perhaps you are feeling less than inspired or are lacking ideas to give your garden a new lease of life. In that case, our blog is jam-packed with an array of wonderful ideas to makeover your outdoor area. Alternatively, check out our inspiration section.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, and interior solutions worldwide; we are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.