Ways you can get your garden ready for guests

Inviting People Into Your Garden: How You Can Give It A Boost

8th April 2024

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The last few years have been challenging for many of us. Staying at home and not being able to see our loved ones will not have been easy, and throw in the depths of winter and bad weather, and it might have felt like you were slowly going insane. However, brighter days are coming, and spring is in the air. It also means that as restrictions have eased, you can start to welcome people into your garden for a simple conversation and cup of tea. Bliss! But is your garden ready to invite people around? Here are some of the ways you can give it a little boost. 

Ways you can get your garden ready for guests

Ways you can get your garden ready for guests

Tackle the outside jobs you will have been avoiding 

One of winter’s benefits is that you don’t feel the need to go outside and do some of the household jobs you dread. But as the weather starts to change and warm-up, these are the things that you will notice the most. So the best advice would be to tackle them now. This includes things like clearing out the gutters so that your drainage system can work better. You might also want to think about clearing any debris from your lawn and patio areas. 

Consider any improvements that could be made 

The next thing you may want to think about would be any improvements that could be made to your back garden and patio areas. After all, you will want to make full use of the garden once the weather perks up. This is when you may want to think about extending your patio or adding a new decked area that could be used for socialising, playing with the children, or even enjoying a bit of al fresco dining. 

Give your flower beds some love 

You may have neglected your flowerbeds recently, so it might be time to give them a little TLC. You can start by weeding them to get rid of unwanted growths and use the opportunity to move plants or get rid of ones that are no longer thriving. You could then plant some flowers and new shrubs to elevate how your garden looks. 

Ways you can get your garden ready for guests

It is time for some lawn maintenance 

The lawn might need some love as well, and if you think about it, you may not have mowed or cut the edges for some time. So now would be the ideal time to get that sorted. Wait for a dry day, and then cut the lawn right down. 

Taking care of the exterior or your home 

Just as you would be looking to give your home a deep clean now that it is spring, the same principle could be applied to the exterior of your home. Now maybe the time to get outside and clean those windows, enabling you to let some natural light into your home as well as it looking great. The next thing could be jet washing the patio or decked area. During the winter and bad weather, these areas can get dirty, and you won’t believe the difference it could make by using a pressure washer on those areas. 

Could you use this opportunity to become more sustainable?

There is a lot of focus around being environmentally friendly at the moment, and this doesn’t just mean inside your home; your garden can be a big help as well. You could use this time to think about creating a vegetable patch in your backyard, helping you to be a little more sustainable in terms of the food you buy and start to grow your own. From fresh herbs to vegetables, the options are endless, and it could also be a great way to get children involved and learn some valuable lessons about where food can come from.

Furthermore, being able to collect rainwater in your backyard means that you can use less from the mains when watering your grass or freshly planted flowers. It can be an excellent talking point as you invite people around once more. 

Ways you can get your garden ready for guests

Fix anything that has been damaged 

Finally, the bad weather may have done more damage than you would have liked, so it could be time to start thinking about getting the repairs sorted so that your garden looks great in time for spring. Anything from damaged gutters and drains on your home to fixing fence panels may be on the cards, but you will be glad you tackled it now than waiting. 

Let’s hope this gives you the incentive you need to spruce up your garden in time for spring. 

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