With Summer quickly approaching and looking like it's going to be a scorcher, now is the perfect time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. Whether that's having the family around for a BBQ, throwing a party for all your friends you haven't seen in a while, or just keeping the kids entertained while they're off school. Read on for some ideas for how to make the most out of your garden this summer!
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Planning a family get-together or a barbecue bash but your garden needs a bit of a tidy-up? The paddling pools make their way out of storage, the barbecues are an essential part of every weekend, and the cocktail jugs are never empty. Weekday dinners are enjoyed Al Fresco, as friends and families across the nation, come together to take advantage of every last drop of sunshine, because, who knows how long it’s going to last?
Here are some fun ideas to keep the kids entertained in the garden. Whatever the size of your space, there are plenty of family-friendly activities you can enjoy together to make the most of your garden this summer!
Recently there has been an increase in the popularity of robotic lawn mowers, and it's not difficult to see why! They are a more expensive alternative to the standard lawn mower, which makes you wonder whether robotic lawn mowers are worth it? Should I invest in one? Do the benefits justify the price? And will it really make that much of a difference? So, here are some reasons why it is totally worth investing in a Robotic Lawnmower:
New-build gardens can sometimes feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know where to start when you have such a blank canvas, but this freedom means you have the chance to turn your garden into the perfect sanctuary for you.
Bees play a vital role in the whole ecosystem, which isn’t just limited to the honey output. Roughly two thirds of crops require insect pollination to aid with their growth, and honeybees and bumblebees are responsible for a large proportion of this. This is a vital role in the production of our fruit and vegetables.
These cute polka-dot bugs are avid eaters, and one of the best for your garden. They eat spider mites, aphids, and various soft bodied insects. You can use these plants to attract them; Coriander, Marigold and Queen Anne’s lace.
Like us humans, water is vital for wildlife to survive - yet is often overlooked. Most people will leave out bread and berries for the birds, but forget about providing water too. Adding a water feature like a pond is a great way to significantly increase the chances of attracting new wildlife to your garden. If adding a pond seems a little drastic, a bird bath is an easy and cheap alternative. If you do add a pond, remember to make the edges quite shallow allowing easy access to the water for toads, frogs and newts.
Every time you cut the grass it is recommended that you clean your lawnmower thoroughly. Regular maintenance and cleaning, not only prolongs the life of your lawnmower, but ensures that it works efficiently meaning less time is required to cut the lawn next time.