It’s that time of the year; the weather outside is warm and perfect for a little picnic. Couples, families, and friends are going into their gardens for some sun.
A garden is a place where memories are made. It’s where hours are spent on a picnic blanket around a homemade luncheon.
Have you tended your garden, yet? Be sure to do so before making plans for summer barbecue parties and letting pets and children play in the sun.
Here are five steps to prepare your garden for the summertime.
1- Clear Up The Leaves
In many parts of the world, autumn comes with a beautiful show of golden leaves falling from trees. It’s lovely to watch while the leaves are falling. However, it creates a mess to clean. Clear away those piles of leaves, if you haven’t yet, because they’re the perfect hiding place for potential leaf-loving pests.
2- Apply Fertilizer
Many people love having a picnic on the grass. If you’re doing this regularly on your backyard, you must maintain your grass for such picnics to be comfortable. Do your research and find the fertilizer that you need for your lawn. It’ll be worth the effort when you can walk barefoot on the lawn.
3- Water Your Lawn
After you apply the fertilizer, you need to keep your lawn alive. For best results, water your garden early in the morning or at night when it’s cool outside. That way, the grass, and flowers will get the most from irrigation that they possibly can.
4- Look Out For Pests
Insects and other pests thrive when the weather is warming up. Depending on where you live, these can be dangerous around your children and pets. If you don’t have experience clearing pests, find some experts who know about this field. Don’t go into a dangerous situation if you are unprepared!
5- Mow Your Grass
Untamed grass is an ideal place for them to hide and reproduce. Not only is untended grass unsightly and dotted with weeds. It’s a risk to step into. If you’re walking outside barefoot, you’re in danger of stepping on a poisonous spider.
Not sure how to mow your lawn? There are dozens of services that are willing to take care of this beast for you. Call around for the price that suits you.
With these cautionary stay-at-home orders upon us, 2020 is the best year to make memories in the yard. Reconnect with nature again as the world heals itself during the hottest time of the year. Make sure your lawn is ready to receive you, though. Neglecting it can result in mediocre summer activities or, at worse, a tragedy.
It’s worth preparing your lawn for the summer. Before you know it, you’ll be outside watching the sunset again, a bonfire crackling softly in front of you.