Get Your Garden Ready for Summer

Across the nation, we have discovered a new-found love for our gardens over the past year. Whether you are an outdoor DIY pro or still a B&Q newbie, now is the best time to make the most of your outside space so you can enjoy it throughout the summer months ahead. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up five of our top tips to get your garden ready for summer.

Start your garden preparations from scratch! 

The first step of any spring gardening is getting the essentials into a good state, which will make it easy for you to tackle other garden jobs that will follow. If you live locally, then pay a visit to Kirktown garden centre to stock up on all the tools you’ll need to get started.

Begin by getting rid of dead leaves and debris, cut away extra foliage and pull up the weeds. If you get the nitty-gritty done now, you won’t need to wrestle with difficult weeds throughout the summer months as they won’t have had a chance to root deeply. You’ll thank us later!

Outside heating

Some form of outdoor heating is essential to keep you warm when the sun goes down, meaning you can continue to enjoy alfresco gathering all summer long.

With so many choices available, which one is right for you? A popular choice is a fire pit – good value and stylish too. Remember to always follow safety precautions when using a fire pit, like avoiding dry grass.

For many, a sturdy and reliable patio heater is the best option and child and pet safe too. Whether you are looking for an electric or gas patio heater – find one that works for you.

Have a go at creating your own garden furniture, making it unique to your style!  

After months of beating wind, garden furniture can look worse for wear by the time it gets to spring. It is a good idea to get your garden furniture sorted now, so if the sun makes a surprise appearance, you are ready to entertain outdoors.

A great option is to build your own outdoor furniture with pallets or birch. It will cost a lot less money and there are plenty of guides and YouTube videos to help you on your way.

Get ready for BBQ season by growing your own herbs

Chives, thyme, mint and rosemary are all popular additions to summer BBQs, so make sure your alfresco parties are impressive by supplying your very own home-grown herbs. You needn’t ever be worried about running out if you propagate your own. Why not try it this weekend using a handy guide?

Make sure your garden is bird and bee friendly

World Bee Day is coming up and we should all do what we can to make our gardens wildlife friendly. Bees are vital to our gardens and there are lots of ways that we can make sure they thrive.

A great activity to do with kids is building a bee hotel. A bee will lay its eggs in the hotel and leave a supply of food for its larvae to eat. There are plenty of build-your-own kits available.

Are you on the lookout for a bigger garden to call home?

There are a wide range of desirable homes with varying garden sizes available at Chapelton, including 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom homes and every home has a fully landscaped garden.

Residents of Chapelton can get green fingered and grow their own fruit or vegetables at Cairnhill Allotments, now open to the community. For more tips on starting out on a new plot, read our handy guidance.

Whatever stage you might be at, we are sure that we have a garden that is perfect for you. View our new build homes for sale or get in touch to find out more.