When it’s cold and miserable outside, the last thing you want to do is spend any time in your garden. So those outdoor spaces of ours tend to get neglected. But spring is finally here. A time for warmer weather and being outside more. So it’s only natural to think about your outside space and get it ready for those days utilising it. The garden is an extension of your home.
This last year many of us have grown to appreciate our outside spaces more than ever before, and so with the opportunity to have people around again and sit outside, it might be time to embrace your garden once again. But what can you do to have it looking its best? Here are a couple of ways you can get your garden ready for the warmer months ahead and enable you to embrace your garden once more.
Tidy up the flower beds
It’s time to clear those leaves and sticks from the winter months and create some fresh new bedding for flowers. Bright flowers can look attractive in the spring and summer months. Pruning bushes and wedding flower beds can also make a huge difference to your outside space. By just neatening up the flower beds and tidying debris away, you are well on your way to creating a lovely garden space. Plus, while you sit outside and enjoy a cup of tea, you can marvel at how pretty your garden looks after all of your hard work.
Invest in new furniture, fencing, and gate
During the winter months, your fencing, garden furniture, and gates can feel the true brunt of the cold and icy weather. Without being treated, this could cause them to become damaged. Of course, if they can be saved, you could take the opportunity to treat all the woodwork. Creosoting the fences and furniture can give them a new lease of life. However, it might be time to look online to replace some of these things. This allows you to do some necessary research and provides a time-saving solution.
You will want to be able to enjoy your outside space once more, so new chairs and tables, or even a lovely corner sofa, could be on the cards. There are likely to be some great sales right now that you can take advantage of.
Look after your lawn or patio areas
As the furniture will have battled with the harsh weather, so will your lawn and patio. As the weather is brightening up, you could use the time wisely to cut your lawn, trim the edges and give it a much-needed feed or treatment. The same applies to your patio.
Providing all the areas and your walls a good steam clean will brighten them up and get rid of any grubby mud or debris that’s been hanging around. Doing this alone could be all it takes to give your garden the boost it needs to look its best. Cleaning up your decked area could then give you a chance to add some paint or protection over it to continue to look its best throughout the summer months.
Hydrate your garden
Spring also welcomes rain showers, but we can’t rely on those to keep your lawn maintained and allow your flower beds to thrive. It’s recommended to set up a watering system or just head out yourself in an evening with a watering can. Hydrating your garden will help the lawn grow and help those planted flowers bloom, especially if you planted some seeds or are considering creating a vegetable patch to utilise throughout the year.
If you want to look at a sustainable way of doing this, you could look at putting a rainwater collector in your garden and then use it to water your plants when they need it. This can be a significant saving on water costs.
Create a composting area
Now that you are getting your garden organised, you could utilise the time efficiently by creating a compost area. This will provide much-needed nutrients for your flower beds. Allowing those bulbs and seeds you’ve planted to thrive in the warmer months ahead. Many people are looking to be more sustainable, so this can be a great way to help you do that. It is also a wonderful way of utilising the scraps you have when cooking in your home.
Now that you have started to tackle all of these things, your garden will soon be ready for spring and summer. Enjoy your garden this year with your friends and family.