Even the most dedicated gardener will find there is little to do in their garden at this time of year. However, even if you can’t get outside as much as you might like, you can make plans. Deciding how to transform your garden this year is a great use of your time, and it will help you get ready for later in the year when your garden will need your help to look its best. With that in mind, here are some ideas for transforming your garden so that it looks amazing when the time comes. Read on to find out more.
The last thing you want when the summer comes around is for all the hard work you’ve put into your garden to be undone due to the heat. Watering your garden is crucial, but you can’t always be there to do it in the right way, especially if you work outside of the home.
If this is the case, an irrigation system is an ideal addition to your garden. If you have a system like this, you won’t waste any water (unlike when using hosepipes), and your plants will be watered in the right way at the right time with very little effort on your part.
If you don’t already have a pond, now is the right time to design and install one. Ponds don’t have to be huge, and they don’t have to be complicated – even a small one that still leaves you plenty of room in the garden will be a fine addition to your garden. Make sure you know how big it has to be and how deep, and then budget for every cost, which includes not just the pond itself, but the fish, fish food, plants, water treatment, cleaning equipment, filters and pond pumps.
The great thing about a pond is that it will enhance any garden: even if you’re not particularly green-thumbed, you can still have a beautiful garden with just a neat lawn and a few plants in pots on your patio if you also have a pond to draw the eye.
Choose Your Plants
Nature is amazing for many reasons, and one of those reasons is that there are plants that flower all through the summer months, at different times. If you want your garden to look stunning from May to September, it’s important to choose the right plants. It’s easy to start, as there are a number that will bloom in May through to June or so, but what happens after that? This is where late-flowering plants are needed.
Make sure you plant many different varieties of flowering plants. These will include some that will bloom right at the start of the summer season and some that will bloom much later. Some examples of these include cornflowers, castor oil and cosmos. The more variety you can add to your garden, the better, and all you’ll need to do is remove any dead plants to keep your flowerbeds looking gorgeous.