The summer holidays… I think we all agree is one of the most exciting events of the year, with the promise of sun, sea and sand, most of us can’t wait to wave goodbye to the grey skies of Britain and escape to a sunnier climate.
There’s just one problem that many jetsetters have to face – how will your garden stay looking lush while you’re away? Unless you have friendly neighbours you can rely on, there’s a few steps you need to take to ensure that your garden will stay stunning throughout the summer season. But there’s no need to worry - by following these 5 top tips, you will return to a garden just as perfect as you left it.
Cover your pond, and remember to apply weed killer to the lawn
If you don’t already have a cover for your pond then it’s probably wise to invest in one. If you plan on being away for a prolonged period of time throughout the year a pond cover is a good aid to have. It means there’s no chance of any leaves taking an unwanted dip, and that your goldfish will be kept away from any birds looking for supper.
Before you leave it’s wise to apply some weed killer on your lawn. This should see that it stays in shape while you’re on your holiday. However, it’s important to note that you apply weed killer when grass is dry and when it’s unlikely to rain for six hours. It’s often best to apply during a cooler evening so choose the right time and prepare the lawn.