Preparing for Summer: Garden DIY Tasks to do in April

Summer is fast approaching, so it’s time to make sure your garden is looking the best it possibly can. If you have already taken note of our previous gardening blog post and pulled your garden out of hibernation then you’ll be ready to take on a few summer DIYs!

Give your decking a little attention

Decking is the perfect way to add a new dimension to a garden and here at Arnold Laver we offer a variety of
timber and composite decking. When it comes to renovating your garden, decking is a popular choice for most, giving you an area to socialise with friends, fire up that barbeque or relax in the sun. Don’t worry if you’re thinking you don’t have the time to maintain timber decking all year round, our range of composite decking can be easily maintained with a mix of mild washing up liquid and warm water.  

DIY focal points

An ideal way to utilise those lackluster spaces in your garden, a water feature can be easily built to suit the style of your garden. Spend those lazy summer days in your garden with a drink in hand, listening to the soothing sound of your contemporary water feature. If you are creating a space that is a little more zen, opt for complimenting bamboo and leafy green details or if your garden is a little more rustic incorporate larger decorative stones with earthy tones.


Refresh your garden furniture

Creativity is key when tackling the task of an outdoor space, so make sure you have a clear vision of what you want. If your garden space is prepared you’ll be able to easily adapt what you currently have. Take a fresh approach to furnishings, upgrade a tired looking furniture set with a set of new cushions or a lick of paint. If you’re looking to give your garden a more dramatic update, why not make a contemporary sheltered living area? Luxurious, plump cushions, modern lighting features and stylish furniture will give your garden a distinctive look all year round.  

A few simple decorations

If you’re looking for a garden DIY that won’t take up too much of your time to relax, we would advise to just get creative! Tubs and pots are the perfect place to leave your stamp – with a bit of care and attention you can easily create your own one off pieces. Think textures and colours, heights and sizes, try and follow trends if and where possible. Copper is a big interior trend, so what’s to say you can’t bring that outside? Add depth to wooden canopies and awnings with contemporary lighting. Fairy lights are the perfect choice when it comes to decorating your outside space. Create a well lit contemporary space with a few simple touches that won’t break the bank!

Let your creativity flow with our DIY tasks for the perfect summer garden. If you’re in need of the foundations to start the job, then browse our selection of garden materials.        

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