How to Make The Most of The Summer Season – In Your Own Backyard!
Summer is coming very soon, so you better start getting ready for the hot days! You will a need a lot of shade, water, place to relax and sunbath, cozy chair for having cold cocktails or beer and if you can, make a pool.
Of course, don’t forget the sprinkler and just play around with the refreshing water, for sure the kids would love it. You can bring the vibrance of summer close to home — to where you walk and sit, and with what you cook and grow, right in your backyard garden. Your backyard, patio and garden are the perfect places to make memories with family and friends this summer, long days by the pool or party at night by the barbecue. Sometimes swing set and a sprinkler is enough, but if you want a real summer in your backyard, put a little bit of effort, and you won’t regret. Inviting the summer in your backyard means fun for the whole family, a place to be together and just having a great time. You can swim in the pool or go crazy with the hose and sprinklers, you can play games, sunbath, watch a movie or make a delicious barbecue. Tree house, outdoor movie theater, build a fire pit, add sand for a mini beach and much more because the possibilities are endless, you just need to be more creative and fun.
Pool is a Must
Having a pool in your backyard is real blast, especially when the sun is up in the sky. If you can’t build one, than buy an inflatable one, still fun and refreshing, plus is easy to use. Then put nice clean water in it and cover it every night with a boat cover, a couple of ponchos, or even a screen. Anything to keep leaves and sticks from falling into it. The next you will have a pool waiting for just to dive in.
Basic Tips for a Beautiful Lawn
Beautiful and lush grass – sounds like dream? Well, we have some good news – it is possible to have an ideal lawn from your dreams right in your garden! A healthy, green lawn needs some work but the reward is priceless. Just follow these basic tips we are sharing today you can easily have a beautiful lawn on your own…
In order to have a nice, quality lawn you must have a good base for sowing. Grass needs light airily soil so it’s roots can get all the water, nutrition and oxygen that are necessary for your lawn to be green and healthy. Then comes the sowing – whether you are just starting your lawn or you want to repair your current one sowing is what you begin with. After choosing the suitable grass seed and making sure your soil is good enough start sowing the seeds equally throughout all the grassland.
When done with the sowing and making sure you have enough seeds, you should also make sure the grass has enough moisture. Even if you are lucky enough to live in an area that has enough rain, watering the grass seeds after sowing is a must. Do it thoroughly so you can help your grass grow. Healthy grass needs between 2.5-5 cm water weekly. If you are not using a self-watering system and are watering your lawn using a sprinkler or by hand you should be aware that the watering should be short because that way you will avoid puddles and water runoff. The watering should be done early in the morning or late afternoon, when it is cooler. This will keep your grass from getting burned in the sun.
Your lawn will maintain it’s healthy and lush looks if you use suitable fertilizer. Choose your fertilizer depending on the season. In early spring use fertilizer only after you have mowed the lawn for a couple of times. In autumn make sure you have used the fertilizer before the first frost.
One of the most important things when proper lawn maintenance is in question is the proper mowing. Once a week is the perfect mowing frequency. Make sure the blades of your mower are not set too low because cutting the grass to close to the ground can easily destroy it. The best thing is to cut the top 1/3 of the grass. If your current grass height is 15 cm and you want to make it 5 cm – don’t do it with only one mowing. Cut only 5 cm first, than leave the grass to rest for a couple of days. When the grass has adapted to it’s new height you can cut the second 5 cm. Never mow in circles.
Keeping the weeds under control is crucial for a beautiful lawn. If the grass needs to fight the weeds in order to get more nutrients and water from the soul than it is more likely it won’t thrive. Fight weeds throughout the whole year. You can find fertilizers that contain anti weeds substances that can be effective in the weeds fight. If you notice a crabgrass make sure you remove it with the roots. If a noticeable area has been affected then you should sow some new grass seeds over it and water them well. With weeds there is one rule – little work now is much better than a lot of work later.