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Get Your Garden Summer Ready

May 3, 2022

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As summer approaches, let us help you prepare your garden, so that its beauty shines through and you are ready to host friends and family or simply enjoy relaxing in it yourself.
In summer, your garden is the perfect extra room to host BBQ’s, parties and drinks in the sunshine, especially as the evenings get longer and the days warm up.

A well-groomed garden can also add value to your property, so if you are looking to sell this summer, it’s another great reason to get your garden looking spick and span now. We’re giving you tips on the best tasks to do now to clean and tidy your garden, ready for summer fun.

General Garden/Jungle Clearance

Before summer is a great time to really clear the garden of unnecessary waste and this can mean all types of garden waste clearing activities like:

  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge trimming
  • Weeding
  • Getting rid of garden furniture which is passed the point of being usable
  • Leaf blowing
  • Disposing of general rubbish

These jobs can make a huge difference in how tidy your garden looks and how enjoyable it is to spend time in.

How to Clean Your Patio and Decking

Over the course of the year, patios and decking can build up lots of dirt and weeds and now is the perfect time to get them clean, ready for those summer events! Cleaning your patio and decking make them look much more presentable and enjoyable to spend time in and it also provides you with a wonderful extra living space when it gets warmer. It also boosts the longevity of them as it’s easy for dirt and weeds to eat away at them, causing damage and destruction. Some of the most effective tasks for cleaning your patio include:

  • Decluttering: Getting rid of old plants, plant pots and waste is an important part of clearing these areas. It will help them look fresh and attractive once you have finished cleaning them.
  • Weeding: Older patios often have weeds growing between the slabs and staying on top of the weeds helps keep the patio looking much tidier and visually pleasing.
  • Power Washing: Power washing your patio and decking can make a huge difference in how they look. It can often be pleasantly surprising as to how clean it can make them, and you’ll want to have it done regularly once you see the difference.

Cleaning Your Driveway

Cleaning your driveway is another great way to refresh your garden as summer approaches. Driveways get covered with dirt and weeds over the course of the year and ensuring they regularly get power washed, will help your driveway look as good as new. Weeds can also eat into the driveway and gradually erode it, so it’s important to keep on top of keeping it weed free. Moss and algae can also make your driveway slippery over time and keeping it clean and weed free will help prevent that safety risk. The driveway is often the first part of your home that any visitors see, so keeping it clean helps make your space look welcoming.

Tidying and Weeding Beds and Borders

After winter, garden beds and borders can be overgrown with weeds, brambles and dead or overgrown plants and look generally messy. It is important to get rid of any weeds to help plants and shrubs thrive. It’s the ideal time to dispose of old annual plants or cut back perennials that have got too big and need a good trim. Finally, it’s also the perfect time to trim back and fertilise (if your soil needs it) evergreen plants.

Trimming Hedges and Shrubs into Shape

Newer hedges need pruning to keep their shape for the first few years after you plant them and this is normally best done in winter and early spring. Following this, you can maintain the hedges between spring and summer with trims, though some more rigid shapes may need more than one trim a year. It is important to schedule your prunes around nesting season of any birds, so keep an eye out for any nest building because it is an offence to destroy birds’ nests whilst being built or in use.

Getting your garden cleared yourself can be a challenging and exhausting task. Using expert gardening services can be a great solution and Woody’s Garden and Property Services would love to help you with your garden clearance or licensed green waste removal (this includes grass cuttings, hedge clippings, weeds etc). We are fully insured, and DBS checked. Contact us by phone on 01323 727571.


What a great service. Honest, reliable and friendly. Woody's Garden Services were as good as their word and carried out a first-class job for me. They were made fully aware of my tight deadlines and offered to work on Good Friday which enabled me to get the property in question quickly on the market and ready for early viewings as the owners requested. Their prices were very reasonable compared to similar traders in the area who proved unreliable. I cannot recommend this courteous family run business high enough and, I would certainly use them again and, recommend them to friends.
Customer, Bexhill-on-Sea
I would thoroughly recommend Woody's 100%. They did the most amazing job of clearing my overgrown garden. They were fantastic, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and worked really hard to give me back a garden to enjoy, all at a reasonable price too. Thank you to Craig and his team for a wonderful job.
Garden Clearance, Bexhill-on-Sea

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