It has been an unprecedentedly hot summer in the UK – but it’s not quite over yet! There is still plenty of time to throw a garden party this summer, or even in the early autumn months.
So, if you are hoping to take advantage of the sunshine and throw a little get-together, here are five ways to ensure your garden is looking its absolute best.
- Take good care of your lawn
Summer is always the hardest season for your lawn. The hot weather and reduced rainfall can leave your grass looking more like straw, if you aren’t careful!
According to The Express, the best ways to take care of your lawn in summer is to only mow and water it when it’s cooler outside, don’t cut it or water it too much, provide some much needed shade, and keep up the maintenance all year round.
By following these tips, you will be able to keep your lawn looking thick, green, and luscious, ready for your upcoming garden party.
- Light it up!
If your party is going to be continuing into the evening, or even the early hours of the morning, lighting up your garden is absolutely essential – both for the vibe and for safety.
Browse a selection of post lights to find the perfect lighting for you, both illuminating and adding excitement to your garden.
For added intrigue, you could also string large bulbs across the roof of your pergola, or wind strings of fairy lights around large tree trunks.
- Keep it clean
Cleaning is not only relevant to the inside of your home. If you are having guests over, it goes without saying that they will want to eat, drink, and chill in a clean environment – whether that is indoors or outdoors alike.
This might seem like a mammoth operation, but you can easily break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks, like jet washing your patio and cleaning your windows.
- Consider accessories
You can’t have a party without decorations! Think of a theme, and try to stick to this when thinking about table decorations, bunting, cushions, candles, and more.
Of course, too many accessories can overwhelm the natural beauty of your garden. Another plus of keeping it simple is that it will inevitably be cheaper, giving you more of a budget to spend on food and drink.
However, with a bit of creativity, your accessories don’t always have to be expensive. The Spruce recommends making the food the centrepiece, scattering around some balloons, lighting candles once the sun has set, and using the cutlery and crockery you already own, to save some money – no one cares if everything doesn’t match!
- Don’t do too much, too late
It can be tempting to want to completely redo your planters before you have guests over. However, it can take some time for plants to root themselves and settle into their new home.
Therefore, it is important to remember not to go completely re-landscaping your garden at the last minute! Especially as, if you rush the job, the results will not nearly be as good.
With these ideas and tips in mind, you will have all the basics you need to give your garden a bit of TLC before sending out the summer with the ultimate garden bash.