As the colder months come to an end and the sun comes out, the only place we want to be is outdoors. Having a garden to call your own is ideal for the summer so you can sit outside in the sun on your own or with loved ones. Many of us leave our gardens to grow naturally during the winter and so by the time the summer comes back around we are rushing to get the garden back in order!

Luckily there are many fast and easy things you can do to get your garden ready for the summer, no matter what size your outdoor space. Here are 7 ideas to get your garden ready for the summer.

Paint Your Fences

Paint can change the entire ambience of your garden, making it feel modern and new again. Painting your fences is a great way to change up your garden and have it looking stylish for the summer.

Black and grey fences have been popular for gardens over the last few years as they look good with any colour and bring out the bright natural shades from flowers and plants in your outdoor space. Painting your fences will take less than a day and get your garden looking great for the summer.

Plant Flowers or Hang Flower Baskets

Flowers will completely transform your garden, turning it from an abandoned cold outdoor space to a beautiful floral setting. Flowers will not only make your garden look nicer for the summer but will help to keep pests away. You can choose which flowers you would like to plant or hang so that your garden highlights your personality; whether you choose popular begonia, geranium or petunias, no matter what flowers you choose to plant, your garden will look wonderful. Make sure you plant or hang your flowers in the right place; do they need sun or shade? Plan out where your flowers need to go before you plant them.

Change Up Your Grass

The state of your grass can change up the entire feel of your garden; if it is overgrown, patchy or shaped strangely, your garden will be far from its full potential. The first thing anyone should do to prepare for the summer is to the mow the lawn. Cutting the grass will give your garden an instant refresh.

If you have natural grass then switching to artificial grass can be a great choice; it requires less work and looks fantastic! Natural grass can also look great, changing the shape of the grass can make your garden look brand new.

Create a Mini Pub or Summer House

During the 2020 lockdown in Ireland, it became extremely trendy for people to build mini pubs in their gardens! You can use an already built shed and renovate it with

Paint, some bar stools and a counter or go all out and get a summer house built ready for the warm weather. A mini pub or summer house is a great way to keep the family entertained during a lockdown, or have friends over for any other summer when it is safe to socialise. 

Refresh Your Garden Furniture

Painting your garden furniture or investing in new furniture will be sure to help get your garden ready for the summer. Anyone with a garden should have some comfortable furniture to sit on outside and giving the furniture a new coat of paint, either in a new or the same colour, will make it look nice and clean.

Alternatively, if you can afford it, investing in new stylish garden furniture can transform your outdoor space into a trendy sanctuary. If you can’t afford new furniture or want to keep the furniture you already have and it is broken, become a DIY master and fix up your furniture so that it is ready to be used during the warmer months.

Create a Vegetable Patch

Creating a section in your garden for a vegetable patch can not only look great but have you growing your own food, which is fun and functional! Whether you create your vegetable patch alone or with family, it can be a fun activity that will bring a new dimension to your outdoor space.

You can buy ready-made wooden beds for your vegetable patch, or if you’re feeling creative they can be quite easy to make yourself. A vegetable patch will add style and practicality to your garden for the summer.

Garden Lighting

Adding lighting to your garden is ideal for those warm summer nights where you want to relax outside. There are so many different ways that you can introduce lighting to your outdoor space; weatherproof fairy lights are trendy and will look beautiful outside, or deck lighting can look stylish and modern.

Lighting that can change colour is also an amazing addition to your outdoor space for the summer; you can create the ambience you like with different coloured lighting. Outdoor lights can be inexpensive so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get your garden ready for the summer.

Although there are so many things that you can do to prepare your garden for the warm weather, you may just not have the time to invest in your outdoor space. Here at ASPS, we offer a range of decking and outdoor services so we can help you get your garden ready for the summer. We are experts in care for your outdoor areas and offer professional landscaping, paving, decking, and walling and fencing services. ASPS work with you to understand which options are best for your budget and requirements. Find out more online today and do not hesitate to get in touch with us: