Top Four Ways to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

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Whether you are the proud owner of a huge plot of land to the rear of your property and are looking forward to hosting large garden parties and family barbeques throughout the whole of the summer, or you are looking forward to reading in the private tranquility of your small garden, you have come to the right place.

Here are the top four ways to get your backyard ready for summer.

1. Water the Grass

One of the most important ways of getting your garden and backyard ready for summer is to water your grass, front and back, thoroughly.

In order for your grass to be able to cope with the hot summer days and, depending on whereabouts in the country you live, the warm evenings too, there needs to be deeply embedded roots across the entirety of the lawn.

The best way to ensure you are not saturating your lawn or underwatering, is to invest in a high-quality rain gauge.

2. Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

Often, people make the expensive mistake of wrongly believing that in the warmer months, there is no need for covers and other measures to protect their outdoor chairs and tables from the elements.

In reality, the exact opposite is true, direct sunlight, combined with the onslaught of a wide variety of different insects that are only around in the summer, can actually do more damage to your furniture than the rain and the wind.

Check out Forshaw for a wide range of different outdoor furniture covers to protect any size or shape of chair or table throughout the summer and the rest of the year.

3. Clear Out Your Garden Shed

As well as looking after the outdoor elements of your backyard, another important part of getting your backyard ready for summer is to thoroughly clear out and moreover, clean, your shed.

Whether you use your shed purely for practical and functional purposes, or else conversely enjoy pottering around in your cherished shed on a summer’s evening, now is the time to set to work.

The basic jobs associated with getting your garden shed ready include, among a host of others, the following:

  • Remove absolutely everything out of the shed for a clean start
  • Group items into recycling, keeping, and throwing away
  • Clean the floor, sides, and shelving units of the empty garden shed
  • Place everything back inside in an organized fashion

4. Give your fence some TLC

The fourth and final top way to get your garden and backyard ready for summer is to pay close attention to the entire perimeter of your fence.

It’s more than likely that, even if there’s no clear damage to the naked eye, there could have been negative impacts from the cold weather and therefore, it’s strongly advisable that you treat and paint your fence.

Additionally, if you have any other wooden structures, such as a back gate, for example, it would also be worthwhile treating and painting these too.

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