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5 steps to get your garden ready for a summer soiree

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
by Spegash Interiors Country
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It might not feel like it right now, but winter shall pass. And it will be replaced by much warmer, more comfortable weather and seasons called ‘spring’ and ‘summer’.

Although South Africa is still reeling from those lockdown rules and –regulations, our citizens have undoubtedly started planning their social schedules for the rest of the year. And that is exactly why our theme for today is sprucing up gardens for a summer soiree.

To get us in the mood for some al fresco socialising, we look at inspirational photos from one of South Africa’s most esteemed interior designers: Spegash Interiors, which is located in Johannesburg. Flaunting an eye-catching portfolio detailing impressive projects (and very satisfied clients), Spegash Interiors has evolved over the years to become one of the busiest design professionals in the commercial-, residential-, and retail industries. Clients interested in obtaining Spegash Interiors’ valued services are welcome to contact the firm to hear more about their commitment to colour- and fabric coordination, project management, 3D designs and renderings, plus the sourcing of appropriate accessories / decorations. 

Let’s be inspired by some of Spegash Interiors’ most visually appealing gardens. 


1. For a summer-ready garden: Do a clean sweep

A Charming Courtyard by Spegash Interiors Classic
Spegash Interiors

A Charming Courtyard

Spegash Interiors

We’re sure your outdoor spaces could do with a general tidy up (at the very least) after winter has done its worst. Thus, start thinking about when you can rake up wind-strewn leaves, pick up outdoor toys and dead branches, remove litter…

In terms of your plants and flowers, see where you can do some maintenance like re-potting certain plants, removing weeds from flower beds, and scrutinising your lawn.

2. For a summer-ready garden: Look at that lawn

Fresh Green Garden by Spegash Interiors Classic
Spegash Interiors

Fresh Green Garden

Spegash Interiors

Whether you’re planning a pool party or just a low-key braai, you’ll want to make sure your lawn is looking its best. For the best results, commit to regularly mowing your lawn to keep it looking healthy. And give it a trim about two days before your planned bash, as that’ll ensure enough time for it to adjust again. 

3. For a summer-ready garden: Accessorise the garden

Surely some décor for your outdoors? This will depend on various factors, such as your architectural style, your type of outdoor socialising areas (i.e. patio, swimming pool, garden pergola), the type of soiree you’re planning… But in general, some popular outdoor decorations can include freshly picked flowers, new scatter cushions for your patio set, perhaps even a new garden fountain.  

homify hint: Also think further than sunset. That’s when you’ll need adequate artificial lighting like candles, fairy lights, hanging lanterns…

4. For a summer-ready garden: Perk up that patio

For a much cleaner (post-winter) patio, opt for a decent pressure washer. Be sure to also check, in addition to your patio floor, vertical surfaces such as walls and fences.

5. For a summer-ready garden: Set the mood

The Secret Garden by Spegash Interiors Classic
Spegash Interiors

The Secret Garden

Spegash Interiors

Setting the mood or vibe for an event is all about the details. Like a comfortable seating spot for guests. But think how you can add more character to your outdoor party space, like a giant outdoor rug to spice up the seating area. Or how about crafting a dining surface out of wooden pallets for a unique picnic/outdoor dinner party scene?

And let’s not forget about the music, the drinks, the snacks…

But back to gardening—This is how you keep your houseplants alive in winter

How will you be sprucing up your garden for some summer socialising?
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