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Top tips to get your garden looking great this summer

Top tips to get your garden looking great this summer image

Top tips to get your garden looking great this summer image

With spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to get out and work on your garden.

And ahead of National Gardening Week, which starts on Monday, April 27, housebuilder Bellway is offering advice to homeowners on how to give their garden the show home look.

The developer has asked TCL (part of idverde) - after we created the showhome gardens at Bellway’s Lestone Mews development – to share some top tips for getting your garden ready for summer.

Carl Maddocks, Senior Operations Manager at TCL, said: “At TCL and idverde, we view the garden as one of the key elements to a perfect home.

“Now is the time to get out in your garden and transform it for you and your family to enjoy throughout the rest of the year.

“Even the simplest thing can transform a garden. There are lots of things that even a novice gardener can do. You can also get your children to help too. Here are 10 simple steps to get your garden looking glorious:

  1. Jet wash and clean your patio, balustrades and decking
  2. Clear over-spilling soil and turf from edgings and patios
  3. Define borders by digging an edge to them
  4. Rebark your mulch beds
  5. Use bedding plants to add instant colour to your planters and borders
  6. Use old bricks and gravel to create a new feature
  7. Recycle old timber to create raised beds or a kitchen/herb garden
  8. Gather twigs to pile up and create bug hotels
  9. Drill holes in logs to entice bees and insects
  10. Use old timber to build a cosy home for hedgehogs

Luke Southgate, Sales Director for Bellway Northern Home Counties, said: “Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we know many people will be keen to get their gardens ready for summer.

“We have received many positive comments about the gardens which have been created for our two showhomes at Lestone Mews - the three-bedroom Egginton has a bistro area and outdoor family dining space, while the four-bedroom Radcliffe features attractive raised planters around the seating area.

“So, we thought we would ask the landscapers who created the garden to provide some top tips to inspire homeowners to give their own gardens a makeover. We hope the tips prove useful and enable people to make the most of their gardens this summer.”

There is currently a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes available at Lestone Mews, with prices starting from £225,000. For more information, call 01525 352935 or visit bellway.co.uk.