Read 5 tips for The Perfect Summer Garden - Cornwall Garden Shop

As the weather warms up and the time that we spend in our gardens increases, now is a great time to give your outside space a little TLC. Whilst spring is the best time to get planting and sinter is when you need to do upkeep and preparation, summer is when we look at what a garden needs to make it inviting and comfortable to be in. Here are some of our top tips for creating the perfect summer garden.


Get Comfortable

Having somewhere to relax in the summer sun is of vital importance if you want to really make the most of your garden. To that end, durable and comfortable garden furniture is a must. Whilst wooden furniture is long lasting and durable you may find that something a little more ergonomic in plastic with some tasteful cushioning. Whatever you choose, make sure it works with the aesthetic of your garden and beckons you to spend more time outdoors.


Eating al Fresco

There is no finer excuse for a gathering than a barbeque and summer is the perfect season for it. Eating outside is a pleasure that is too often overlooked and a good barbeque can make the difference between a mediocre meal and a great one. Pick the one that’s right for you and make lasting summer memories in your garden by inviting friends over and celebrating the season.


Evening Delight

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Some simple ideas to keep the garden alive after dark might be by adding some solar lighting or a firepit for your guests to gather around. Something that will allow you to continue enjoying the fruits of your blooming summer garden even after dusk.


Keeping Trim

There is no finer smell than that of a freshly mowed lawn on a hot summer’s day. Leaving the cut grass on top will help to maintain that lovely fragrance and also retain moisture for a healthy lawn. It will then go on to provide nutrients and food for the grass underneath as a mulch.


Plan Ahead

If you already have green fingers you may be reaping the rewards of a bumper harvest of your summer vegetable garden. A deep and spacious planter can make the perfect bed for some seasonal vegetables. Summer loving plants such as tomatoes and cucumbers will be at their ripest. Now is the perfect time to plan and plant your autumn harvest, vegetables such as spinach, potatoes and carrots which just so happen to make a deliciously tasty stew.

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