Summer is fast approaching and often with that comes the thought of spending more time outside. As a mom, it is ideal to have a decent outside space fo you and your children to relax in. People feel happier with the sun on their skin, and you don’t even need to leave your home to enjoy it if you have the benefit of outside space. But, let’s be honest, our gardens could probably do with a little TLC and attention to get them looking good and usable once more. I thought I would share with you some of the things you could do to make that happen.
Tidy up any garden clutter
One of the first things you might want to do is to declutter your garden and tidy up any mess. We can all be guilty of leaving odd chairs out or not having a decent space to store things away. This is when an investment in some sort of shed could be an idea. You could even get a padlock from websites like cisa.co.za to ensure that what is in there stays in there. You won’t believe the difference it can make. But while some of the things you may want to access, it is always nice to tidy things away at the end of the day. Much like you might do with your living spaces in your home. This can then easily turn a garden from a family space into an adult retreat in the evening to enjoy some downtime.
Give your lawn some attention
You may also want to think about giving your lawn some attention. For many, a lawned area in their garden probably covers the most surface area in your whole garden, so if it is looking unruly, then it can make your garden look far worse than it actually is. Get the lawnmower out and cut it down to size. You may also want to trim the edges to neaten off the lawn, and then add some lawn seed to really help it thrive during the summer months. A nice lawn can make the world of difference and just doing that can make your garden appear to have more work done it than you have actually done.
Look after your flower beds
You might want to spend some time looking after your flower beds. During the winter months, these can get overrun with weeds, and they can then cause your actual plants and bushes to not thrive as much as they could. Weeding can be quite therapeutic once you start, and it can certainly help to make your garden appear lovely and pruned. You might want to invest in some new plants or flowers, or even create a little area in your garden dedicated to growing vegetables or herbs. Get the children involved in this and it could even be an activity you enjoy together.
I hope that this has given you some ideas on what you can do to make your garden more presentable and usable this summer.