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Home and garden summertime checklist

As the days become longer and somewhat sunnier we finally feel as though we can put the winter behind us! We’ve put together a checklist to get your garden ready for summer…

  • Clean and check all outside light fittings are in working order - Try energy efficient bulbs to reduce your energy bill
  • Restore outside paintwork - Bring a new lease of life to woodwork and render by touching up outside paintwork. The dry weather is the perfect time to do this
  • Spring clean the patio - A pressure washer is an effective tool for this. You could also check if any flagstones need replacing
  • Clear out the leaves and debris in your guttering and drains - Clearing out guttering and drains will ensure those summer showers run away with ease
  • Prune bushes and hedges - This will instantly tidy the garden
  • Invest in some hanging baskets and potted flowers - There’s nothing better to brighten up your outside space

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