5 Steps to a Vibrant Garden and Home Exterior

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Your neighbours will be green with envy when they see your vibrant garden, healthy lawn and glistening garden furniture and patio. Not to mention, a beautiful exterior increases the value of your home and will help encourage you to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. 

 

We've compiled these tips to make things a little easier giving you time to enjoy your finished work!

1. Get Rid of Debris: Clear your garden space of  leaves, debris, and any dead annual plants before getting started, so you'll have a fresh palette when you begin. Not only for aesthetics; a clear garden will reduce insect and disease problems for the year. If you've got quite a large outdoor space, a garden vacuum will help with this process. If not, a good fan rake will handle the job nicely.

Useful tools to keep on hand: garden shears; a hand trowel; and a flower fork. These will come in handy for digging up and trimming back any plants that didn't make it through the winter.

 

2. Give Yourself a Green Lush Lawn: To get your lawn green and lush, it's a good idea to start early. We've got a handy Lawn Care Calendar to help you keep up. Also, our top 3 tips to get your dream lawn:

Mowing - Take care of your lawnmower and it will take care of your lawn.

Fertiliser and weed control - A good all-round fertiliser will nourish your grass while keeping weeds at bay.

Aeration - If your lawn is compacted it will have restricted air flow and bad water absorption.

For more tips, watch Matt in How to Get a Great Looking Lawn.

 

3. Get a sharp lawn edge: A sharp edge will give your lawn that extra pristine look. A grass strimmer or trimmer will help you trim neat and professional edges.

 

4. Clean Your Patio: You’ve sorted your lawn, now to tackle your patio and garden path. If you've got moss or algae covering your patio and outdoor surfaces, a simple wire bristle brush and some elbow grease may be all you need to remove it. Alternatively, pressure washers are a speedy way to lift soiling and moss from a variety of outdoor surfaces such as patios, fences, garden walls, decking, driveways, vehicles and house facades.

 

5. Tend to Your Trees: Pruning back fruit trees, shrubs, and hedges will keep them healthy and attractive. This is best done in spring, but make sure you don't prune too early because if the temperature goes below zero it will dry out the cut ends of your tree. Make sure to use proper tools to make the job easier - if you've got a Flymo trimmer, we've got an attachment that will give you some added power for your pruning. Here's our quick guide to pruning properly: