Warmer days signal the start of the outdoor season and time spent in the garden.
It’s also the perfect time to get your green spaces looking their best.
Rich Wigley from Blue Sky Landscaping offers his top five tips for getting your garden summer-ready.
- Get Irrigated
Ensure your irrigation system is well-maintained or up to date. Check all existing pipes and timers to see if they are working. If you haven’t got one, they are easy to install. Checkout your local hardware store for a tap timer system.
- Soil Enrichment
Boost your organic matter. Newcastle’s sandy soils benefit from adding compost and mulches. A thick layer of mulch also helps to keep the water retention within the soil when it gets hot.
- Keep an eye out for pests
Keep a close watch on your garden for common pests like aphids and caterpillars. White oil is a great way to get rid of most pests but always read the label before application.
- Consider outdoor entertainment
Now it is heating up, outdoor areas are coming into their element. Consider integrating an outdoor kitchen area or a patio area using a natural stone material from our sponsor Lithic.
- Fancy a dip?
Summer is the perfect time for pools. Although it may be a bit late to have it ready for this summer, now is a great time to start planning for next year’s ‘pool season’.
“A Garden is your sanctuary, its a way you can connect to the natural world right on your doorstep” – Rich.
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