When imagining the perfect garden, many paint a picture in their heads of a luscious lawn drenched in sunshine, with blue sky eradicating any hint of a cloud. However in the UK, the only time this picturesque vision seems to come to fruition, is at the same time when many vacate the country for their summer holiday.
As a result of this, many allow for their garden designs to become somewhat overgrown and untidy throughout the summer months. It is however, important to consider that your garden is still visible to others on your road, and this therefore provides a motivation to ensure that even though you are not present at home, organisation in your garden should remain. The way we think of it here at Outdoor Creations, is that metaphorically, you would not allow for any room in your house to become cluttered and untidy whilst you were away. We suggest that a garden should be considered as just another room to your house.
The key to ensuring that your garden does not suffer whilst you enjoy a summer holiday, is to prepare for the summer months properly. Many do not realise, but the early months of the year, which we are currently in, provide the ideal opportunity to make sure your garden has the best possible chance to flourish when the picturesque summer vision, becomes somewhat of a reality.
There is plenty of work to be done throughout the upcoming months, and ensuring that your garden is tidied and clear of the debris which may have been blown into your garden by the high winds, should be considered a priority in the build up to summer.
Another problem which we have noticed arises across the country whilst the hot weather briefly graces us, is that lawns begin to die out, regardless of how much time is spent preparing them for summer. Granted, whether you be home or away there is always a possibility of your lawn dwindling, however methods are beginning to develop to ensure that whilst you are away, the possible damage is somewhat reduced. Timed sprinklers can be manually set up to ensure that whilst you are away sunning yourself, your garden is not receiving too much attention from the heat.
Do you continue to care for your garden design whilst you are away? How do you go about doing this? Perhaps you now feel comfortable when going away as you now have a method by which to maintain your garden design? Get in touch with us through any of our social media channels, and let us know your thoughts on gardening during the summer months.