Getting The Garden Ready For Summer

We’ve been in our new house for 10 months now – I suppose I can’t really call it our ‘new’ house anymore! I’ve frequently talked about the decorating that needs to be done inside the house, but I’ve never mentioned the outside of our house. We have a small garden that is all patio, weeds are growing out of the cracks, there is uneven paving and it’s just not suitable for a child. It needs a lot of work to be ready for summer.

Nathan and I have lots of ideas for how we’d like our garden to look, but now that it’s Spring it’s really time to get those ideas into action. I thought I’d share with you our ideas for anyone else out there thinking of getting their garden ready for summer.



Ideally, we’d like some sort of grass in our back garden. I don’t like the idea of having an all patio garden with Oliver running around – He’s already fallen over and grazed his knees twice in the past week! With some grass there will be somewhere for Oliver to run and play without me worrying he’s going to fall over and hurt himself.

The space that we have for grass in our garden is pretty small annoyingly. It’s almost not worth it due to the maintenance that will come with it. We’ve been thinking about getting fake grass so we’ll have a nice part of the garden for Oliver to play in whilst we don’t have to worry about the up keep of it. This seems like the ideal plan at the moment.


We have some serious weeding to do. When we moved in last July the garden was in a terrible state. Weeds were so high in places they were hanging over into our next door neighbours garden – We chopped those down the day we moved in! Now winter has been and gone we need to do some weeding again, but properly get rid of them using weed killer. Because our garden is currently all patio the weeds are creeping through between all the slabs. We need to get down and dirty, and clear them all out.

Luckily if we do get artificial grass this should help stop the weeds coming through!

Cleaning The Patio

The patio slabs are in need of a serious clean. They’re dirty and just look plan dull and horrible. In an ideal world I’d love to rip it all up, have the fake grass put in and put down new patio slabs for the rest of the garden. Replacing the patio slabs is totally out of our budget so giving them a good clean will have to do the trick for now.

My plan is to get a power hose to the slabs to get most of the dirt off and then get down and tackle the tough bits by hand.


I’m hoping after doing all of these our garden will look 10 times better than it did before. I vision a nice clean garden for Oliver to run around in, so hopefully these will do the trick. We just need to actually start! Now the weather is getting better there isn’t a better time to start! Have you got any plans for your garden this year? Let me know in the comments below!


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1 Comment

  1. 01/05/2018 / 9:18 am

    We only have a balcony, I’d LOVE a proper garden. We actually have astroturf on our balcony and I love it. I feel so much more confident about Dougie rolling around out there, plus its zero maintenance and looks lovely! I actually took the hoover out there the other day after Dougie spilled some food! I’m excited to see what you do with your garden, it sounds like it will be the perfect spot for your family to spend time during the summer!
    Hels xx

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