With more time on your hands to get things done, there’s never been a better time to get out into the garden. The sun is shining, and the weather is staying relatively dry, so it’s the ideal conditions to be getting stuck into gardening projects that you’ve been putting off until now. From planting some beautiful bulbs to neatening up the lawn and hedges, there are lots of tasks you can be putting time into to get your garden looking its best.
Many people love the idea of growing their very own produce, but time is often an issue. Now that you have plenty of time to put into the garden, it’s a great opportunity to give your own produce a go. You don’t need much to get started, just a few essential items such as a handy potting bench, the right seeds for your fruit and veg and reliable tools to get the job done properly. Vegetables including carrots, peas and lettuce are particularly good for growing outdoors during May and onwards, so they could be a great place for you to start. Once you’ve got the ball rolling and your veg is planted, you can look forward to using your fresh produce in your everyday cooking, which is always an amazing feeing.
VegTrug Potting Bench | £149.99 | Two Wests
Shape Things Up
From the lawn to the hedges, parts of your garden will have slowly started to grow out of shape and start to become untidy throughout the autumn/winter months, so now is the time to get them back into shape and make sure your garden looks neat and tidy. Cut your lawn and trim back the hedges to a neat length, as well as any bushes that have started to get a little out of control, and you’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it makes to your gardens overall look. It’s a really easy job to do and always has great overall results.
Flymo EasiStore 340R Rotary Lawnmower | £240 | Wickes
It’s a task that everyone puts off but one that really needs doing frequently. Weeding can be a pain, but if you don’t keep on top of them the pesky weeds will come back stronger than ever, so it’s important to get rid when you can. Invest in a comfortable kneeling pad to ensure your knees don’t become sore and get to work on removing as many weeds as possible from your garden. Use the right weed killer to ensure you’re getting rid of them properly and keep an eye on the areas to ensure they don’t come back!
Miss Dotty Print Garden Multi-Purpose Carry-All Tote, Knee Pad & Glove Set | £17.17 | Etsy
Fun for the Kids
For those struggling to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown, get them out into the garden for some fresh air and fun! There are so many amazing things that you can do in the garden with the kids, from simple activities like creepy crawly hunts and bird watching, to teaching them how to plant their own flowers. Take a look online for some child-friendly gardening tools so that your little ones can get involved and feel like they’ve helped to get the garden into shape. It’s a great way to help them feel involved, whilst keeping their brains active and teaching them lots of new things!
Pink Junior Garden Tool Set | £14.99 | Spotty Green Frog