Your garden preparation checklist

Before the weather gets too hot, why not get out in the garden and do all those little jobs now. That way, you’ll not only have a garden that looks great when your guests arrive for Christmas, you can sit back and relax knowing everything’s done.

How to build a garden bed

A garden bed is a great addition to any garden. It not only transforms the look of your outdoor area, it allows you to grow your favourite plants, trees, fruit and vegetables in the best soil possible. We’ll show you how easy it is to build a standard garden bed, raised garden bed with sleepers and raised kit bed.

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Create a focal point in your garden

Adding a focal point can draw attention to specific areas in your garden. Water features, statues, hedges, even plants and trees can be used as a visual highlight. We’ll give you a few pointers on which focal points can make a good addition to your garden.

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Prune your trees

It’s important to prune your trees before summer as it will help them grow strong and maintain a good shape. It’s also a good idea to remove damaged branches and allow for new growth. Our handy guide to pruning trees will give you all the information you need to get the job done.

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Create a vertical garden

A vertical garden is an ideal way to add some greenery to a small backyard, courtyard or even apartment. You can achieve a great result by using either hanging plants or a frame with flowering troughs.

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Mulch your garden

Using mulch on your garden is one of the best ways to keep it healthy. It is especially important in summer because mulch keeps the moisture in, maintains an even soil temperature and blocks the sun, inhibiting weed growth.

Automate your watering

If you’re going on holidays over summer, an automated watering system will help keep your garden healthy while you’re away. We’ll show you how to set up an irrigation system that lets you control the location, time and frequency of your watering.

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Get your veggies growing

You might think summer isn’t the ideal time for growing vegetables but right now is actually perfect for planting tomatoes, zucchinis and sweet corn.

Check out our step-by-step guide to growing vegetables if you’d like to find out more.

More fantastic ideas for your garden

For more great garden ideas, take a look at our D.I.Y. Advice.

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