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Tips for Making Your Garden Coronation Party Ready

Tips for Making Your Garden Coronation Party Ready

If you are hoping to host a coronation picnic, or even if you are just looking forward to a month of seemingly never-ending bank holidays, it may feel as though the terrible weather lately has left you on the back foot with regards to garden preparation. If you are ready to party, but your garden isn’t, there are a few things that you can do to quickly and effectively spruce up your outdoor space.

Get mowing

Nothing says “I am not ready for this” like an unmown lawn. And a quick trim really does have a remarkable impact on the overall appearance of your garden. If you only have time to do one thing, make sure that you give your lawn a good mow. If it is your first mow since the winter, start off by mowing on the longest setting and repeat, gradually reducing the length until you have the neat finish that you are after.

No time? Get in touch with a local gardener who may be able to visit regularly to keep your lawn in good shape.


Like many home maintenance and DIY projects, once you have a beautifully mowed lawn, everything else looks a bit scruffier. If you have time, get your strimmer out and neaten up those edges. If you don’t have a strimmer, and don’t have time to take advantage of the inevitable DIY shop bank holiday sale, a pair of shears will do the trick; focus on really obvious areas, such as patio or decking borders.


Grubby windows, green patio and weather beaten decking can take the shine off a sophisticated, garden party vibe. If you don’t have a hosepipe ban in place but you do have a pressure washer, now is the time to get it out and wash away the winter months. If you don’t have access to a pressure washer or you live in an area that is subject to a hosepipe ban, then some strong soap, hot water, a stiff bristled brush and good old-fashioned elbow grease will help you to clean your patio or decking. Give your garden furniture the same treatment with a cloth and hot soapy water.

Check your kit

Last summer feels like a lifetime away, and if this is the first time you are hosting in your garden since last year, you might want to give your kit a clean and a once over. Give the barbecue a good clean, check your gas levels and make sure that you have the utensils that you need to make everything go without a hitch.


If in doubt, add some decorations! Bunting, brightly coloured plants, pretty lighting and the odd union flag will all help to make your garden look and feel ready for a royal celebration.

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