The secret behind a beautiful well laid out garden in summer is the amount of preparation and hard work put in during spring. The patch of green must be resilient enough to weather the blistering sun, weeds, pests and most importantly heavy footfalls that is inevitable as people will prefer to spend the evening outdoors.
A few guidelines if scrupulously followed in spring will give you the garden you want in summer.
Soil Preparation – This is the most important part. The lawn should be well raked to remove thatch as this decaying plant material can stop water from reaching the deep roots. Turn the soil over for a number of days with a spading fork and then add what you know is good for the soil – compost, fertilizer, peat moss or anything else. A simple home soil testing kit will help in this regard. Irrigate the soil well. One deep irrigation cycle is always preferable over brief sprinkling is done frequently.