Wednesday 17 April 2019

HOME: Preparing the Garden for the Summer Months

HOME: Preparing the Garden for the Summer Months
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Summer is quickly approaching, in fact we've already been treated to a few warmer days here in the UK. The moment that the sunshine appears Isabella and Poppy are eager to get out into the garden and I love that it expands our space to play dramatically. But going out into the garden for the first time post autumn/winter can be a bit of a shock, as there are a lack of plants/flowers, garden equipment has become more 'weathered' or even perhaps broken and the grass often looks very sorry for itself. Our garden is a really good size, however almost all of the grass area is on a hill which comes with a whole host of challenges. It is also on two different levels, so the seating area is separate to the grass area. This does allow us to create a more 'grown up' seating area down on the patio and then embrace the children's interests up on the grassed area. However your garden or outdoor area is laid out, transforming it into a practical yet beautiful space to enjoy the sunshine is such a fun activity to embrace during the spring months.
Every year we have grand plans for our garden, but with two young children those plans take a lot longer than we think they will and therefore less gets done. This year we are going to keep things simple with a new outdoor dining set, which I'm hoping will totally transform the patio area. Fishpools have been selling both indoor and outdoor furniture since 1899, so I think it's fair to say they have experience in choosing high quality, stylish and durable home furnishing. When browsing their website you'll find furniture for the whole house, so whether you're looking to transform your garden, living room or bedroom Fishpools is the place to go. Recently it's been their garden furniture that has been standing out, especially as they currently have up to 30% off and free immediate delivery.
When it comes to choosing the right garden furniture it is important to consider the space available, function of the furniture and the number of people that will be using it. As our family will be expanding at the end of this year we are now looking for garden furniture that will suit our (soon-to-be) family of five. Fishpools have a wide range of garden furniture, including dining sets, sofa sets, bar seats, sun loungers, parasols, garden accessories and rattan cube sets. As we're currently looking for a new dining set I though I'd share some of my favourite sets from Fishpools so that you can be inspired too:

Some other ways you can prepare your garden for summer are:
  • Jet wash patio areas
  • Plant new flowers/seeds
  • Weed the flower beds
  • Put up some outdoor bunting
  • Mow the lawn
  • Set lanterns around your patio area
  • Hang up solar fairy lights to be enjoyed in the warmer evenings
  • Trim hedges
  • If you have children, sort out their outdoor toys so they're easily accessible 
  • Place colourful hanging baskets in areas that need brightening up
  • Invest in a new outdoor dining set
  • Ensure you have a hose that works - filling paddling pools take a very long time without one!
Are you excited for the summer months out in the garden?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x


  1. We have been out sorting ours this week, I have scrubbed all the furniture and filling the Lazy spa as we speak

  2. What some gorgeous items to have in your garden. I would love something like the round dinning set if only we had the room.

  3. I'd love some new seating that would work better for us as a family! Ours isn't really practical at the minute.

  4. We have a shared courtyard currently and this means we can't have any garden furniture out, I am craving that round table, I miss Al Fresco eating so much. Mich x

  5. Now that I have a big garden, I am looking to purchase some outdoors sofas, need to check out fishpool

  6. i just adore the first round set - i never seen anything this cool befre - and i wish now i havent bought new furniture cos i really love that set

  7. All these posts about folks prepping their garden for the summer are killing me - I really wish we had a garden of our own! I'd love a wee playhouse for my boys.

  8. These are some gorgeous ideas! they would compliment any garden.

  9. I'm actually excited for this summer as I'm back at my parents who have a garden which I can take advantage of, but next summer hopefully me and my boyfriend will have our own house with a garden x

  10. We desperately need to focus on our garden but with so many things to do in the house it always seems last on the list! Love the furniture inspiration.

  11. I love that Key West square corner set, its lovely. These are some great tips for making sure your garden is summer ready

  12. I love all the garden sets for sure, but my top fav would have to be the Key west one xx

  13. I love that first round dining set, it looks great. I wish I had a garden!


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