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Preparing your backyard for the Summer ahead

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith winter little more than a cool memory, it’s that time of year again when most homeowners like to get out in the garden and prepare it for the warm and fun-filled summer months ahead. Whether you simply enjoy getting out and working in your garden or have big plans for barbecues and garden parties this summer, we’ve put together our top tips to help you get your outdoor space in the best possible shape.

Preparation:

Before you can start working on your garden, it’s likely that you’ll need to do some work to restore it to its pre-winter state and prepare it for the summer ahead. For this you will need some specific tools, available for hire from Centenary Hire, such as this lawn aerator to help restore your lawn to a healthy state. If you have lost some of your lawn over the winter months, then you might be thinking about laying some new turf down to prepare a relaxing grassy space. You’ll need a turf cutter to remove any old or dead grass before finally finishing off with a lawn roller.

Lawn Care:

For most homeowners, the lawn is the central part of their garden – whilst you may have flower beds or even a vegetable garden around, it’s your lawn that makes up the bulk of your outdoor space and is generally the part of the backyard used for socialising, relaxing, and other summer activities. Because of this, making sure that you have the right tools for summer lawn care is essential for a beautiful outdoor space. If you have a large lawn area, this zero turn mower, available for hire from Centenary Hire, is the perfect tool since you can ride on it to achieve a professional finish on your lawn in no time at all. For the best look, don’t forget to set your lawn mower to take off less than a third of the existing grass height and use a line trimmer to reach any small edges for a uniform finish.

Plants:

Finally, plants are essential for adding some colour and interest to your backyard this summer. A rotary hoe will come in handy for preparing soil in flowerbeds and vegetable gardens, making it more workable for planting. Don’t forget that vegetables don’t have to wait until the weather is scorching – many are best planted during the spring, so that by the summertime you can serve up your home-grown veggies to family and friends. An irrigation trencher will help ensure that your vegetable garden gets enough water, even on the driest of days.

Get in touch today to discover more about our garden preparation tools!


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