How to Get Your Garden Summer Ready

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You may already be rejoicing that the nicer weather is nearly here. However, before that time actually comes, there are some different tasks that you may wish to consider undertaking. Not only could they cut down on the amount of work you need to do when summer comes, but they could also help improve your health and happiness. Getting into a routine of completing these jobs each year can save you a significant amount of time.

Lots of rain, and even cold days, could stop you from giving your backyard the attention and care it requires. Due to this, you may find that your lawn looks more overgrown and gloomy than green and healthy. It is at this point, when dry days become that much more frequent, that you may want to check your lawnmower is in good working order, even if you don’t plan to complete the job right now.  It could be incredibly infuriating, once your lawn has dried out, to find that you don’t have the means of cutting and restoring it!

Investing in high-quality garden equipment and using trusted household brands like MTD is key to getting your garden summer-ready and managing the levels of maintenance that comes with having a pleasant outdoor space. You can make sure you’re one step ahead by getting out your garden equipment now, and seeing if you need any replacement parts for MTD power equipment such as mulching blades or even the blade adapter that you promised yourself you would order for the next summer season!

Maintaining your MTD equipment and having all the right components means your garden will be ready for summer quickly – and getting your outdoor space to the right standard will be easier than you think!

While you are sorting out your garden, you may also want to consider the types of foliage that can offer you additional benefits. Removing dead plants and replacing them with healthy, new ones like Australian native banksia varieties may be on your to-do list this year. You might want to think about opting for species of plants that are known to deter pests. Flies, mosquitos, and even midges could prevent you from enjoying your yard to its fullest. Therefore, having something close-by that could make them think twice about invading your space and ruining your day. It is important to note that, even with these precautions in place, some pests may still be present, so you might also want to think about using sprays, or taking antihistamines if you are prone to allergic reactions.

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You may have already thought ahead about some health aspects for the summer, but it can be a good idea to make sure you are fully covered. Many people consider the importance of good skincare routines in warm weather, both to ensure their skin is moisturized, as well as protected from the sun, but might forget about other areas. A good pair of sunglasses aren’t just for making a fashion statement. You may want to check that you have a pair to hand. If not, or if they don’t offer adequate UV protection, this could be a good time to go shopping. Even children’s sunglasses should have that same protective coating to reduce the likelihood of burning, or sight problems later in life.

Preparing for the summer can involve some hard work, however, the benefits can greatly outweigh the effort you put in. In doing so, you may be able to create a tranquil haven in your own backyard and even maintain your health.

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