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Preparing Your Garden for Summer with Trex Composite Decking

Biscayne - Trex Transcend® Lineage™ decking with Trex Signature Railing Glass

As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to revitalise your garden and decking for entertaining and relaxation. Teaming up with landscape experts, Trex, the leader in composite decking, offers a practical checklist to transform your garden into a perfect summer retreat.

Lawn Care Tips for the Warmer Months

Expert landscaper Karl Harrison from Karl Harrison Landscapes recommends an early start to your lawn care routine. Begin by clearing any debris and aerating your lawn to combat moss and thatch. Initially set your lawnmower blades high, lowering them as the season advances. Following a trim, apply a nutrient-rich summer fertiliser and water your lawn early in the day to maximise moisture retention and minimise evaporation.

Revitalising Your Composite Decking

According to Lee Heitzman, Trex’s UK market manager, maintaining your Trex composite decking is straightforward. Simply wash the surface with soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to maintain its pristine condition, thanks to its durable, stain-resistant finish. For traditional wooden decking, consider re-sanding and reapplying a protective coat to ensure it withstands summer weather conditions.


Outdoor Furniture Maintenance

Heather Nixon, from the eco-friendly cleaning brand Bio-D, advises careful maintenance of outdoor furniture. Use a soft cloth and suitable cleaners to clean metal and wooden surfaces gently. For fabric items like cushions, vacuum lightly, then clean with a soft brush and a mild detergent solution. Always check care labels for specific cleaning instructions.

Effective Weed Management

Tackle weeding in manageable intervals rather than all at once, recommends Karl Harrison. This method keeps the task manageable and your garden looking orderly. For eco-friendly weed control, boiling water is effective on hard surfaces, while a dilute salt solution can help manage general garden weeds.

Barbecue Prep Tips

Prepare your barbecue ahead of time to avoid pre-party stress, suggests Heather Nixon of Bio-D. Soak grills in soapy water to loosen grime and consider a natural cleaning agent like onion to scrub away stubborn grease. Regular post-use cleaning will keep it ready for the next use.

Trex composite decking BBQ

Follow these expert tips from Trex and seasoned garden professionals to make your outdoor area a stunning scene for summer enjoyment. Starting preparations early can significantly enhance the functionality and appeal of your garden. For more decking care tips and outdoor preparation strategies, check out our Arbordeck blog.

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