Although summer is in full swing, it’s never too late to get your garden into shape so you can enjoy the warm weather to its full potential. Whether you want to invite friends and family over for a BBQ, maintain a fun space for children and pets to play, or just create an idyllic spot to unwind with a good book, your summer garden is the perfect destination.

If you’re looking to start a new garden from scratch, or just fine tune your existing area, these are our top tips for getting your garden summer ready.

Add a Water Feature

The perfect addition to make any garden more relaxing, water features come in all shapes and sizes. You can choose between a cascading feature such as a fountain or waterfall, or a static feature such as a fish pond or mini lake. Whatever type of water feature you decide on, you can expect both the sight and sound of water to provide a great focal point, and that perfect finishing touch to your garden.

Introduce New Plant Life

Give your garden the ‘wow’ factor with a range of flowers and plants to really set it apart from your neighbours’, and provide a beautiful retreat for you to relax in. If you’re unsure where to start, garden centres or landscapers will be able to offer advice, and recommend or install the perfect plant life to suit your garden. Upkeep isn’t as difficult as you’d expect, and you can simply choose a budget and maintenance level that suits you.

Install New Fencing and Decking

Kitting out your garden with the best possible fencing is a great idea for two reasons. Firstly, well-maintained and well-built fences can be as much a decorative part of your garden as any other factor. Secondly, good fencing offers much needed privacy when you want to either relax or socialise in your garden. If you want to maintain the timber aesthetic, matching decking or terraced areas are ideal for giving your garden a rustic, homely feel.

Consider Artificial Turf

Artificial turf has seen a drastic uplift in popularity over recent years, and it’s not surprising to see why. The quality of new artificial turf has evolved to the stage where it can provide a totally convincing substitute for real grass. In addition, it’s hard wearing, weather-proof, and requires almost zero maintenance. If you hate mowing the lawn, and dream of a garden that looks green all year round, artificial turf may be the right choice for you.

Go For a Complete Overhaul

If you’re longing for a completely new look to your garden, or if you’ve just moved into a new home and want to make the garden your own, why not just start from scratch with a complete overhaul? Whether you’ve already got a blueprint in your mind for the perfect garden, or you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, a good landscaper can turn your garden dreams into a reality.

Here at Groby Landscapes, we’ve been helping customers to achieve their dream garden for over 50 years. With our vast industry and domestic experience, we can help you design the perfect garden for you, incorporating your ideas, requirements, and of course your desired budget.

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