Our gardens are an important extension of any home, transforming into an additional room when the weather turns better. So whether your outdoor space is a muddy blank canvas, or simply needs some TLC, we’ve gathered some helpful tips to get your garden ready to enjoy this summer.
Gardening enthusiast, Clare, previously gave us some great gardening tips, so we thought we’d get back in touch and see what new ideas she had for our outdoor space.
Grow for your kitchen
With a resurging appreciation for organic produce, growing for your kitchen can be as simple as maintaining some windowsill ingredients such as coriander and mint, or exploring more serious self-sufficient growing like fruit and root vegetables.
Think beyond plants
While plants should remain the focal point of your garden, remember to think about smaller touches, such as ornaments and lighting, to help tie the space together and offer originality and charm.
Be mindful of bees
Given that they are our busiest helpers in the gardening department, it is only right that we should consider bees when choosing which plants to include in our garden. Sunflowers, spring blossom, and heathers are all bee-friendly plants that are easy to grow.
Sustainable gardening is beyond just a recent trend; it’s an important aspect of modern gardening which must be considered. For our gardens to be environmentally conscious, they should attempt to include the key sentiments of sustainability in future gardening.
Make space for entertainment
Think of your garden as another room in your home, which works well as an additional social space in summer. Having different seating set-ups around the garden allows for flexibility during the day depending on whether you’re chasing sun or shade, and separating your garden into zones can help to attribute functionality and purpose to different areas of your outdoors.