The only guide you need to look after your garden this summer

The only guide you need to look after your garden this summer


Posted Wednesday by Peter Byrne

Are you wondering what you should be doing to ensure your garden's prepared for the summer months?

Well, this handy guide from Tiger Sheds will talk you through exactly what you need to do to make sure your outdoor area is flourishing throughout June, July and August.

June - focus on the lawn, weeding, topping up paintwork and harvesting vegetables

As summer officially starts, it's the ideal time to make the most of the longer days and get on top of your garden. If you haven't already done so, start by cleaning out your shed - this will help you to maximise the space you have - you can then make the most of the sunshine so you can top up paintwork while the weather is still warm.

Chances are your lawn will need a weekly cut, thanks to the warm weather. You will also need to keep on top of your weeds to make sure none of the greenery gets out of control.

July - focus on watering, trimming, hedges and weatherproofing

With the sun shining away, July becomes a crucial time to provide your plants with a drink. If you're looking to encourage growth and flowering during the warmer months, simply monitor the soil for signs of dryness and make sure your plants remain hydrated.

We often experience unpredictable weather this time of year - ah, the joys of the British summer! This can, in turn, be tough on your garden buildings. Ensure you're treating them with preserver to prolong their life and ensure you keep an eye out for any leaks which otherwise, could be causing serious damage.

As birds have finally finished nesting too, you can use July to trim your hedges and get your garden in order.

August - focus on deadheading and building maintenance

With summer in full flow, many of your plants will have flowered by the time August has come around. Take the chance to get on top of deadheading by ensuring the plants look tidy, so they can focus their remaining energy on their remaining flowers.

As the end of August approaches, close the ventilators and doors of your greenhouse if you have one, to keep the warmth of the day in.






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