Get your garden summer ready!

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The promise of summer is finally beginning to show: the sun is shining, the flowers are growing and so are your endless plans for covid-safe garden parties. One thing that doesn’t seem promising however is the myriad of cleaning and preparation tasks to get your garden ready for those guests, that is, without our guide. To make your summer clean a breeze, we have compiled a clear guide on how to get your garden back into shape.

1. BBQ

  1. Ensure all electricity/gas etc. is switched off before cleaning.
  2. Start by burning some coal in the grill as you would when preparing an actual BBQ. This helps to burn off and remove any residue that may not be easy to remove when cleaning.
  3. Let the grill cool, grab a pair of gloves, white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, scrubbers, cloths and hot water.
  4. Soak cloth in white vinegar and wrap it around the grill plate or any areas where rust may be present on the grill. Leave this on overnight. 
  5. After the grill has been left to soak, use a scourer and a paste of soda and water to scrub the surface and remove any residue present. 
  6. Ensure all detergents are removed from the surface by washing with hot water and wiping with a dry cloth.


  1. Use a dust pan and brush to sweep any leaves or litter from the surface of the trampoline.
  2. Use a bucket of warm water and soap to soak the mat of the trampoline.
  3. Scrub the mat and springs with a brush to remove dirt from within the links on the mat and between coils on each spring.
  4. Rinse with water.
  5. Dry with a cloth or alternatively, let the surface dry in the sun.


  1.  Sweep the area to remove any surface litter and dirt.
  2. Grab your pressure washer, add cleaning solution if required and begin washing in steady strips. Alternatively, if a circular brush end is available, use this and wash in circular motions on each slab.
  3. Use a clean broom to drag away excess water from the surface.


  1. Use a damp cloth to remove any surface dirt, cobwebs and residue.
  2. Follow up with a stiff brush and a weak solution of vinegar to remove surface fungi.
  3. Use a fine sandpaper to smoothen any rough edges around the surface.
  4. Allow the surfaces to dry.
  5. Apply a restoring treatment as instructed on the user’s guide. Some examples of treatments are: the Ronseal Hardwood Garden Furniture Restorer and the Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer

Now you’re ready for summer! The BBQ’s begin!