Getting the Garden Spring-Ready

planting in the gardenSpring has sprung and more of us are going to be spending a lot more time at home, so it makes sense to think about the garden and what we can do to spruce it up and get it ready for the new season so that we can make the most of it over the coming months.

So, I’ve put together a few ideas that will help you get your garden spring-ready…

Mend and Tidy

The first thing you’re going to want to do if you want to be able to enjoy your garden this spring is to tidy up and mend anything broken. Whether it’s your greenhouse that needs a good clean, bifold door repairs that need to be seen to so you can enjoy the view even when you’re inside or leaves that need to be raked and lawn that needs to be cut, having a general tidy up will make your outdoor space more enjoyable.

Feed the Lawn

Once you’ve wrangled the garden into a tidy state, check out your lawn. If it looks sparse, brown or otherwise unhealthy, you might want to think about feeding it with new grass seed, turf or even some mulch to ensure that it grows green and lush once more.

Plant Some Flowers

If you weren’t organised enough to plant flowers in time for them to start blooming in spring, there’s no need to panic – you can still create a beautiful, colourful landscape – you’ll just have to buy and bed in some readily grown garden flowers, They’re really cheap at this time of year and you can find a vast array at any garden centre on or offline. Of course, you can still get to propagating plants now that will flower later in the summer, so be sure to make time for that too.

Trim and Prune

A lot of plants, trees and shrubs could use some TLC to look their best at this time of year. Trimming, pruning and repotting are best done in spring in most cases, so add that to your gardening to-do list and ensure that your greenery continues to look great.

Give Your Garden Furniture Some Love

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the garden, you’re going to want to be comfortable and that means giving your garden furniture dome love. Wash it down with warm soapy water, oil and seal it if it’s wooden, and patch up any problems with the fabric. Then, invest in a few garden cushions and you’re good to go.

Feed the Birds

Putting up birdhouses and feeders is a really nice thing to do in the spring when the birds are nesting and welcoming their young. As well as being good for them, it will bring you a lot of joy when you hear their beautiful singing and see them flitting about in all of their colourful glory. You can get some pretty cute decorative bird feeders these days too, so it’s a good way to add some extra decoration to the garden.

 

Enjoy your garden this spring!

 

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