Although it may not seem like it, spring is now here and we all know what that means – it’s the perfect time to get a head start on spring cleaning your home! However, it’s not only your home that should be spruced up ready to face another year head on. Your garden is as much an integral part of your property as your home itself, but many people overlook the importance of caring for their garden in favour of completing the usual home maintenance tasks.
So, if you are looking out of your window this spring and feeling disappointed with the state of your garden, there’s no better time than the present to go about updating your outdoor space!
If your lawn has been left to its own devices over winter, the chances are that it is now looking a little worse for wear. Whether it is brown or yellowing, patchy or overgrown, some maintenance is most likely going to be needed. Of course, keeping your lawn in tip-top condition can be a thankless task, particularly if it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better. If you are thinking of making a change to your garden this year, artificial grass can make a great alternative to traditional turf. In addition, it’s also much easier to install than you might think – the perfect spring weekend DIY project. With a lush, green lawn all year round, your garden is sure to be the talk of the neighbourhood!
Decking and Patios
If you have a patio or decking area in your garden, it makes the perfect place to sit outside and make the most of the warm weather on those gorgeous summer evenings. Whether you are having a family BBQ or quietly relaxing by yourself, you need to make sure that the surroundings are ready for summer’s arrival. Any decking should be thoroughly cleaned, ready to remove all traces of winter and ensure it’s all ready for another year of use. Your decking may also need a fresh coat of paint, varnish or sealant, so pick a dry day and head outdoors! Your patio should also be treated to a spring clean; don’t forget to remove any pesky weeds that may be growing through the gaps between individual slabs or paving stones.
Even the most green-fingered gardeners are likely to have let their standards slip a little during the cold winter months. Luckily, spring is the perfect time to get outside and work in your garden once again. Now is the perfect time to dig out any dead plants and begin planting fresh flowers and bulbs ready for a year of wonderful flowering colour. Once you have removed any dead plants and weeds, you should turn the soil before planting your next lot of flowers. Make sure to go for plants that suit your garden’s soil type and avoid overcrowding flowerbeds and borders as this can spell disaster for plant growth.
Of course, all these are likely to be tasks that you already try to complete on an annual basis. If you are looking to really update your garden with a brand-new look, why not invest in some fresh decoration ideas to make the most of the space you have available? From traditional garden gnomes to fairy lights, animal feeders and bird baths, the possibilities really are endless when you allow your creativity to shine.
Of course, spring cleaning can be a time-consuming and lengthy task, and not everyone will have a wealth of time available to complete a full, thorough refresh. If this is the case, there are still plenty of smaller ways in which you can still make a real difference in your home and garden alike – why not get started today?