With the hectic schedule of daily life and the consistent staring at the next binge-worthy Netflix show, it can be difficult to find time to sort the garden. If you’re guilty of letting the garden get a bit hectic – join the club. However, with one of the hottest summers on record beating down across much of the world, it’s time to get out there and hack into those overgrown weeds. If you’re at a loss and don’t know where to start, we’ve got your back. Below, we will make five home suggestions guaranteed to keep you busy.
Install New Fencing
Over time, our fences can become weathered and in need of repair – especially if you’re lazy with the upkeep. So, clear a path through your jungle and start thinking about what type of fencing you’d like. Whilst you’re there, you may as well sort out the fencing at the front, which is likely looking tired. Speak to the experts for help choosing the perfect front yard fence as well as finding great options for your back garden.
There is something strangely relaxing about watching the birds flutter around freely. With this in mind, you should consider building a bird feeder. Then, you can watch the birds flock to your garden from the safety of your own house. All you need is a table-like wooden platform that you can attach to a sturdy log or tree. If you’d like to provide shelter, you should build a birdhouse.
A great way to add some style to your garden is by building a wildlife pond. Depending on your space, this is a project that can easily keep you busy all summer. Look at the space you’ve got and grab your shovel. Start with a blank canvas and decide where your pond will go and where your filter system will stand. Then, you can source some incredible wildlife and create a haven for your new pond friends.
If you’ve got a small garden shed or a bin storage unit, you can make the most of the space by making a flowerbed on the roof. All you will need is some underlay sheeting, compost, and the necessary seeds to plant. When you lap down the plastic sheet, you should ensure that excess rainwater can drain off the roof. The last thing you want to do is flood your pretty flowerbed.
This is one for the honey lovers out there. Find your inner Winne the Pooh and create yourself a bee house. You don’t need to worry about attracting hives, you are simply creating a sanctuary for any stray solitary bees.
Once you get into the flow of garden work, you won’t be able to stay away. Make sure you maintain your work as much as you can before the winter months, otherwise your hard work will have gone to waste. You don’t have to complete everything, just pick a couple of easy fixes from the list.