Spring has most definitely sprung in the UK, with the trees in bud and green shoots and flowers popping up all over the place. Now is a good time to start thinking about how you’d like to use your garden in the warmer months of the year and what you can do to make the most of your outdoor space.

Hertfordshire Mercury recently offered some suggestions of how you can revamp your garden to get it summer ready.

At the top of the list is installing decking in Lancashire, or wherever you live. According to the news provider decking is a good choice because it not only looks great but is “durable and virtually maintenance free”.

If you have a larger garden, you could even consider creating different levels of decking to give you some separate zones in your outdoor space.

Another suggestion from the news provider is to invest in your fencing, with the publication noting that fencing is far more than simply functional and can add a touch of style to your garden.

As well as traditional fence panels, there are also lattice fence panels and many other options. When you combine the various styles with the number of wood stains, you will find a combination that works for your garden.

If you are planning a garden revamp before the summer, Real Homes recently offered some advice about how to budget for a garden transformation.

The news provider recommended splitting your budget into hard landscaping and soft landscaping elements, as well as ensuring that you factor in labour costs, the expense of clearing the garden if it’s overgrown and removing waste, as well as design costs.