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Summer has arrived and now is the time to enjoy our gardens to the fullest!

The longer days and warmer weather provide an excellent opportunity to be the host with the most, create a tranquil space to relax or enjoy entertaining with the whole family. It’s time to spruce up and create your dream garden with our top tips for a happy summer in your garden.

Keep your lawn lush and green by mowing regularly and when the suns out. Consider using a lawn feed to promote healthy growth this season, we love the Westland ‘Aftercut’ which as an all-season fertiliser.

Stay on top of weeds to prevent them from competing with your plants for nutrients and water. Regular weeding sessions can make a big difference in maintaining a tidy garden. And, though it isn’t the most exciting job, it’s certainly a rewarding one!

Watch for common garden pests like aphids and slugs. Use natural pest control methods, such as introducing beneficial insects or using organic treatments to keep your garden healthy and pest free!

Apply a thick layer of mulch around your plants to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Mulching is particularly beneficial during hot summer months, protecting plant roots and keeping the moisture locked in!

Ensure that climbing plants and heavy bloomers have adequate support. These plants tend to grow wild when they get some sunshine, so quickly implement stakes, trellises, or cages to keep them upright with a good support and prevent damage from wind or rain.

Add colour to your garden with summer annuals like marigolds, petunias, and begonias. These vibrant flowers bloom throughout the summer and add a much-needed splash of colour to any garden.

Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening to minimise evaporation. Focus on the roots and avoid wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of disease.

Prune shrubs and deadhead flowers to encourage new growth and prolong blooming. Regular pruning helps maintain the shape and health of your plants, too.

Feed your plants with a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients. Use slow-release fertilizers or organic options to support healthy growth throughout the season.

Embracing summer in your garden is all about enjoying the outdoors, enhancing your space, and taking care of your plants. With these tips and ideas, your garden will thrive throughout the summer, providing a beautiful and relaxing environment for you and your family to enjoy. Happy gardening!

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