Creating the perfect garden space for hosting this summer

After the stress and madness of the past couple of years, it finally feels like things are taking a turn back to some normality. If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to hosting friends and family this summer, and on a sunny day, there is no better place to do this than the garden! If you’re ready to get your garden in top shape to enjoy the coming seasons with those nearest and dearest, read on to find out how!

Rejuvenate your exterior trim: Giving your exterior trim a fresh coat of paint is a quick and simple way to help your exteriors look put together. Flaking and peeling trim can look run down, making your exteriors look dated. Sandtex has a wide range of exterior trim options, suitable for wood, metal, and PVC surfaces. With a variety of different formulas and finishes, each one offering hard wearing protection for years to come, Sandtex Trim Paints are an excellent option to get your exterior spaces looking revived.

Clean your garden area and surrounds: Over the cooler months when your garden isn’t getting as much traffic, it’s common for dirt and debris to gather throughout the space. Now’s the time to banish it and really give the area a good once over. Get rid of stray branches, weeds, and other waste to make sure you have a clean palette to work with. We also recommend washing areas that are particularly dirty and a pressure washer also works very well to get a pristine patio.

Revitalise your exterior surfaces: If you have stone or masonry surfaces in your garden, now’s the time to get them cleaned and looking their best for the months to come. Our Fungicidal Wash is a ready to use solution for the treatment of organic growth on exterior walls, paths and patios. This product is easy to apply and kills mould, algae, and fungal growth.

Get comfortable garden furniture: You’ll want to make sure that your guests are comfortable in your garden, and a perfect perch will help guarantee that this is the case! For an enjoyable seating experience, opt for quality, sturdy furniture and add cushions where possible for extra softness. Ensure your furniture is thoughtfully arranged to We also recommend having cosy blankets on hand for the chillier evenings!

Add soft lighting for ambiance: If you want to add a magical look to your garden, we highly recommend some string lighting. Festoon lights or fairy lights will add a soft glimmer to your exteriors when the sun goes down. So the fun never has to end!

Have a source of warmth on hand: Irish summers can be unpredictable, so we might not always be blessed with warm temperatures. But fear not! If you have a source of warmth for your garden like a fire pit or outdoor space heater. These are excellent for the cooler days and for the nights.


You’ll be the host with the most with the above tips for your garden space! Call into your local Sandtex stockist to get started.

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