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Get your garden ready - summer is here!

With the sun finally making regular appearances over the UK sky it's time to get ready to embrace the outdoors, and start spending more time in the garden - all to build up a useful supply of Vitamin D of course! Here at Seasons in Colour we are ready to share our favourite tips to get your backyard ready for the summer, in no time and without breaking the bank.

This post is in collaboration with RONSEAL, a brand we often use around the garden for many years.

Clean up your act

We mean the deck! The Patio!

The continuous rain will have built up a layer of green algae on your patio and decking so this is the best time to get the pressure washer out and really give those slabs and deck a good wash. Use an all-round patio cleaner to remove the algae, leave it overnight for best results.

We use a specialist deck cleaner for the wood like the High Performance Decking and Garden Cleaner (Ronseal) which dissolves in water in just 90 seconds and is suitable for bare and treated surfaces including decking, patios and garden furniture. There is no need to scrub (although some spots might need a little help). The good thing is that it also opens up the wood so oils and stains can stick better.

It is absolutely crucial that you clean your patio and decking before purchasing any new furniture. The cleaning process is quite messy and if your garden size is small, moving the furniture around while cleaning is not going to be ideal.

  • Give your garden a holistic 'spring clean': any broken pots, rusty garden tools or other accessories need to go now. Do not hoard.

  • Where possible, donate old furniture and accessories you no longer want to you local charity shop and recycle the rest.

  • Your Hero Product: High Performance Decking and Garden Cleaner