How to keep your garden looking great this summer

Summer is here! Things have definitely brightened up in recent times, so much so that we’ve already experienced a record breaking heatwave this month in the UK.

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So, with all this sunshine, could there be a better time to get together with friends and family in the garden? We don’t think so here at Welch Fencing, so it’s time to give your garden a summer time spruce up, and we don’t just mean for your fencing panels or concrete gravel boards – there are plenty of other areas that you can work on to get your garden ready for the summer heat. Here are just a few of our suggestions!

Give gardening a go

If you’ve never tried your hand at gardening before, it’s never too late to start! Now is the perfect time to give your flowerbeds and shrubberies a bit of a revival. Tidy up your garden borders by trimming down any hedges and clearing away any dead plants that may have been hidden over the winter. While you’re at it, you might want to clear away any other debris that could potentially spoil the ambience of your relaxing garden space, and if you feel like going the extra mile, introduce some vibrant new plants to your garden to wow your guests.

Try out a composting bin

Carrying on with the gardening theme, a compost bin is a great way to process your garden’s organic waste, while providing you with a beautifully rich compost that you can use to sustain your new plants! Compost bins can be purchased for a fairly reasonable price, but if you fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY wizard, you could probably construct one yourself with relative ease using a few pieces of timber! They make for a very useful addition to any garden, but you just need to ensure that you give your compost a turn every couple of weeks with a garden fork so that it stays aerated and fresh for use.

Prepare a relaxing space

Obviously, if you’re inviting people over to share in your lovely tranquil garden space, then you want to make sure that you’re offering them a welcoming seating area. So, that means you probably need to give your sitting area a good wiping down to make sure that your garden furniture hasn’t been weakened by damp, rot, or pests during the cold winter months. If you come across anything that’s past the point of saving though, you’ll need to prioritise getting it replaced before you invite anyone over.

Give your fencing panels some TLC

While you’re busy turning your garden into the perfect summer social spot, you might want to think about checking over your fencing panels to ensue that they’re still in good working order. Consider giving them a brush over, or freshen them up with a lick of paint (If you need colour inspiration, we’ve made some suggestions in our post on how painting your face panels provides atmosphere to your garden). By giving your garden fence panels enough tender loving care, you can count on them to last for ten or fifteen years or more. And when they finally reach the end of their lifespan, rest assured we’re always here to help.

If you need any replacement fencing boards, concrete posts or ancillaries, we’ve got plenty of options for you to explore right here on our site here at Welch Fencing! Most of the timber fencing that we supply is pressure treated, which minimises the amount of moisture both entering and leaving the wood. You can find out more about the difference between dip treated and pressure treated panels on our recent post, or alternatively drop us a line on or call us on 01772 336 476, and we’ll be happy to see how we can help.