Spring is a time of new beginnings and your garden is a great place to be, as long as you pay it a little attention of course. From hanging fairy lights to planting seasonal blooms, you can transform your garden with some creativity and effort. Yes, you’ll get a little dirty, but as long as you know how to get grass stains out that shouldn’t put you off working on the garden with enthusiasm. Now, let’s check out four ideas to spice up your garden this spring.
1. Fill your garden with flowering shrubs
Without a doubt, the best way to transform your garden from nice but plain to beautiful and spectacular is to fill it with colourful blooms. Not only will you get to enjoy an array of colours and tones that’ll really transform your outdoor space, you’ll get to benefit from sweet scents too. Evergreen shrubs, colourful pansies, pretty snowdrops, lilacs, crocuses, daffodils… all these flowers and more love the spring and you will love the way they make your garden look. Just make sure you research how to plant and care for your chosen shrubs and you might just get to enjoy them over and over again.
2. Grow your own veg
Developing stunning borders full of seasonal blooms will no doubt look and smell amazing, but what about using your garden for more practical needs? Growing your own vegetables is a very satisfying project and you’ll get to enjoy all of that hard work by eating it! Choose an area in your garden that you can section off, raise if need be and sow produce that flourish in spring. Certain vegetables love growing in the spring, and following advice about what to plant in April and May should see your vegetable patch thrive:
- April: Potatoes, beetroot, carrot, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, leeks and cauliflower.
- May: Sweetcorn, courgettes, pumpkins, runner beans, cucumbers and squashes.
3. Light it up
Just as lighting can alter the look and feel of any room in your home, it can spice up your garden too. A few strategic wall lights, a string of fairy lights or some garlands hung on a tree will help bring focus to different areas and allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labour when the sun goes down. Speaking of the sun, solar lighting is a really good solution – cost effective and environmentally friendlier too.
4. Sit and relax
A new piece of furniture plays two roles when it comes to re-styling your garden. One is to act as a feature and two is to create an area where you can kick back and relax. Whether it’s a comfy outdoor sofa to chill out on, a hammock to laze away sunny afternoons or a love seat to enjoy with your partner, they’ll give you the chance to enjoy what you’ve accomplished in comfort.
Put these four tips into action to freshen up your garden this spring and enjoy!
Eleanor is a freelance writer. She loves to write about everything from gardening to travels. Her favourite part of her outside space is the fairy garden she created with her daughter.