As spring tentatively approaches and is gradually clearing away the stormy skies of winter, we turn our heads and hands to our gardens.
Sweeping up the leaves, washing down the patio, cutting back the shrubs and dusting off the outdoor furniture is all part of welcoming in the joys of spring but there is still a chill in the air...
With spring quickly approaching, follow our helpful tips for how you can get your garden and patio in tip top shape.
Sweep away any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the patio over the winter season. You can also use a pressure washer to remove any tough stains or grime.
Check your patio furniture for any damage, such as rust or cracks. Repair or replace any broken parts or furniture. Give the furniture a good cleaning with a mild detergent, warm water, and a soft-bristled brush.
Consider adding new furniture pieces or accessories to your patio to freshen up the look. This can include decorative cushions, outdoor rugs, or a new umbrella.
If your patio furniture has a protective coating, check to see if it needs to be reapplied. A new coat of protective coating will help extend the lifespan of your furniture.
this is the big one and we all love it. But, many who aren’t green fingered through and through begin to lose the will to live once we’re a day or so in to the big spring tidy of the garden itself. However, given the appropriate time and attention, if you can give this step your all, you’ll be reaping the rewards all summer. So, here goes:
Remove all debris, leaves, and any dead plants that may have accumulated during the winter season. Clearing the garden of any debris is crucial as it will prevent the growth of pests and diseases in your garden.
Turn over the soil to loosen it up and add compost or fertilizer to enrich the soil. This will provide your plants with the necessary nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong.
Decide what plants you want to grow and where you want to plant them. Consider factors such as sunlight, soil type, and water availability. Group plants with similar water and sunlight requirements together for ease of maintenance.
Start planting new seedlings for summer-blooming plants. Ensure that you follow the instructions for planting and watering each plant to give it the best chance of survival.
Apply a layer of mulch over the soil to retain moisture and prevent weed growth. Mulching also provides an additional layer of insulation to protect the plants from temperature fluctuations.
If you’ve got even a small area of grass, it really pays to take the time in spring to prepare your patch. Ensure the proceeding weeks are not going to be too cold, cut your grass short, rake thoroughly removing all dead grass and thatch. If you can fork or use specific aeration tools to drive aeration holes across the area. For areas of dead or patchy grass, prepare some peat, a mixture of top soil and seed, speed it liberally across the barren areas. Keep these areas moist until the new seed has germinated well and well established new grass is obvious across the area.
Spring is the best time of year to bring in new furniture or appliances to the garden. This spring treat your household to a top of the range BBQ or Pizza Oven. Perfect your recipes in the sunshine and eat al fresco. Invite your friends and family for the perfect spring banquet.
Enjoy your outdoors spaces early this year by adding a garden heater to your space.
Whether you are looking for the dancing flame of the Santini, the tubular flicking flame of the Athena or the old school classic appearance of the Sherpa, we have a gas heater that will not only look beautiful, but heat you wonderfully too.
If you're after warmth and style, then one of our electric infrared heaters could be the perfect choice for you. The instant heat from infrared heaters makes them perfect solutions for outdoor heating.
Modern wall mounted, stylistic hanging or portable free standing, there is a versatile, efficient and extremely durable electric patio heaters out there for you!