Get Your Garden Summer-Ready in Five Easy Steps: A Guide to Preparing Your Outdoor Oasis

Summer is just around the corner and it is time to prepare the garden to fully enjoy these outdoor spaces and that the landscape inspires us with all its splendor.

Sun, good weather and a lot of desire to enjoy our terrace but, for this, we first talked to the landscaper Fernando Pozuelo jardín, to receive the five basic tips so that everything is prepared to enjoy nature in our home, relax, think and make this exterior room a true work of art. “A garden is art and plants are a tool of expression: just as a painter has a color palette that he distributes on the canvas, we do the same with the structure and planning of a garden, a composition that also has a chromatic movement throughout the seasons of the year and the life of the garden itself”, explains Pozuelo. And in addition to art, it is a place to connect with ourselves and with our most instinctive part, something that is becoming more and more important in the designs of cities with vertical gardens, on rooftops, urban gardens, etc. Pozuelo, who has already carried out several scenic garden projects, or what is the same, a concept that brings together art, literature and gardens, “the world is changing, we are in a revolution through landscapes and gardens , and plants offer us the gift of the universe”. From this poetic and beautiful concept, the landscaper tells us the five most important steps to fine-tune our garden and make it a gift in our home as well:

1.Structure the spaces

With the arrival of heat and good weather we went outside with all the desire to enjoy and share in the open air. “The sociological use of spaces changes, we go out to the terrace, the restaurants take the tables out into the garden and the large office buildings allow people to use the gardens to work, even,” explains Pozuelo. It is important, to make the most of it, to design the sunny and shady areas well, “planting trees or opening the shade with pergolas, holly, hanging candles…”. Of course, it also depends on the climatic zone where we are: if we go to the north of the peninsula, for example, we may want to set up sunny areas to sunbathe and enjoy the pleasant temperatures.

2.Adjust watering times

With the arrival of temperatures it is clear that the plants and flowers in the garden are going to need a greater amount of water. “While in the north of Spain, with the rainfall they have, irrigation systems are barely used, from León downwards, it is necessary to adjust and reprogram the irrigation systems so that the plants shine in all their splendor,” the landscaper tells us. .

3. Design areas with water

Water is, in fact, the great protagonist of summer in all its forms of expression. We remove the pool covers, start up the treatment plants and everything is ready for the first dip of the year. “If you have thought of using water as an aesthetic resource, it is time to make fountains, ponds and ditches, which also serve to cool because they give environmental humidity,” says Pozuelo. “We are also in time to mount nebulization and water vapor systems in landscaped galleries, corridors and corridors.”

4. Choose suitable outdoor furniture

Choosing the right outdoor furniture, both aesthetically and functionally, is the next step. As Pozuelo points out, “it is important that it be a piece of furniture specially adapted to resist ultraviolet rays and that it be resistant to water, for possible summer storms.”

5. Get advice for a good plant composition

And once everything else is assembled, it’s time to pay attention to the vegetation. Plants, as Pozuelo explains, grow in spring and autumn, so right now you have to put all your energy into giving them what is necessary, fertilizing them and taking care of them from possible pests or diseases with fumigation that is as little harmful as possible, with biological products and ecological. Whether we have a colorful garden or a green one, Pozuelo gives us the idea of ​​planting seasonal flowers, which will last throughout the summer season and which will then have to be replaced by those of the autumn-winter season. In any case, he reminds us, we must always take into account the right ones are for sun and the right ones for shade. “Seasonal flowers can be mixed with some shrubs, which can also have a pretty flower and last from year to year. Shady seasonal flowers, such as joy or begonia, can be combined, for example, with hydrangeas, which it needs to be with few hours of light in the morning”, the expert tells us. In any case, he always recommends consulting us to get the most out of it, both when planting and pruning, when the season is over.