Getting your garden 'summer party ready' doesn't have to be difficult. With a bit of planning, you can have your garden looking presentable in no time at all. Just keep reading to find out how you can impress your family and friends at your next garden party.
If the weeds in your garden are looking a little too overgrown for your liking, now is a good time to get them removed. If you’re short on time, focus on clearing the worst looking ones and don’t worry too much about the ones with flowers.
If there is moss in your garden, use a moss killer before raking it out. Afterwards, you can re-seed your lawn to fill in any gaps and thicken the grass. Also, to keep your lawn looking great, make sure to feed it regularly on the lead up to your party and throughout the summer months. If you need a speedy solution however, you can use a soluble feed a few days before your party.
Edging your lawn to give a clean line between the grass and flower beds will instantly freshen up the look of your garden. Its also good to give your garden furniture a good clean with wooden furniture cleaner and a wire brush before applying a protector and wood stain.
If your fencing looks like it needs a bit of freshening up too, choose a dry day to top it up with quality wood stain.
If you want to take your guests’ eyes off that crack in the water feature or that hedge that really needs trimming, add some attention grabbing colours and textures to your garden.
Container gardening is great for adding pretty plants to your garden in a hurry. Flowers add colour and fragrance while pots and vegetable beds offer structure and dimension.
Adding climbing plants to trellis and lattice panels are another great way of concealing unsightly areas in your garden. If you have larger objects to hide such as bins, you could even use garden hurdles to separate them off.
To add more colour, you could buy or make special decorations for your garden party. Cushions and throws provide texture, and fairy lights and garlands draped across your fencing, gazebo or garden furniture create that party feeling.
Host in Style
If you have a summerhouse or big enough garden shed for entertaining, you have the perfect opportunity to impress your guests with your hosting skills. Liven up your garden shed with a good clean inside and out, and add some storage boxes to quickly hide away clutter.
Have a bit more time on your hands? Get creative with colour and paint your shed door a fun colour.
If you’re feeling even more creative, you could create a temporary bar area in your shed. All you need is a large tub of ice, a few bottle openers, and of course, plenty of refreshments.
No matter how much time you have to get your garden ‘party ready’, great results are achievable. So, why not let us know whether you will be entertaining friends and family in your garden this summer and what you will be doing to make it extra special?