Revamp your garden for Spring

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OK, so it might not be time to dust down your parasol and bring out your BBQ just yet, but warmer weather is just around the corner. If you want to be able to make the most of the warmer weather when it arrives, now could be the perfect time to revamp your garden for Spring.

The following three steps should help you to do this with minimal hassle and expense.

  1. Use lights to bring the space to life

 To introduce a touch of magic to your garden after dark, think about adding some lighting. For example, you could build recessed lights into your paths, patios or decking, while lantern-style wall lights can look great attached to the outside of your home. All of these lights are practical and look lovely too. For added decoration, you could add some solar spike lights to your garden. These come in a range of shapes and styles and they are ideal for drawing attention to features such as ponds, rockeries and flowerbeds. Highlighting the uses of garden lighting, specialist suppliers The Lighting Superstore point out that they can be used to increase brightness, provide a focal point and enhance security.

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  1. Create a comfortable area for entertaining and relaxing

 If you don’t already have one, you might want to create an area in your garden where you can entertain and generally relax. This could be a patio or a section of decking complete with comfy outdoor seating and, if you’re planning to eat outdoors, an attractive table. To protect yourself from spring and summer showers, it’s an idea to include some form of shelter over this area. Simple but effective solutions include large, sturdy parasols or a gazebo or, if this space is close to your house, a retractable awning.

 

  1. Beautify your flower beds and lawn

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it could be time to dig out your gardening gloves and tidy up your greenery. From neatening the edges of your lawn to removing troublesome weeds from your flowerbeds, some simple maintenance should help ensure your outdoor area looks shipshape for the start of the sunny season. You might want to treat yourself to some new plants too. If you’re not sure which flowers and shrubs are best suited to the conditions in your yard, get advice from your local gardening centre. Experts there should have lots of useful hints and tips.

Making a few basic improvements to your garden at this time of year means that you can get maximum enjoyment from it when the weather improves.

Are you thinking of giving your garden a spring makeover?

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22 Comments

  1. I love gardening but live in a flat so only have a little bottle garden and window box but gardens can be so relaxing and lovely x
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  2. The area on the side of my house could definitely use a makeover. The weather is already warm here so I could start any time!

  3. i definitely agree on the lights! i wish i had a garden myself and would love to decorate it

  4. Some lovely ideas here. I’m in need of a drastic garden make over right now. Having just moved back to the midlands I’m disappointed my Dad has let my garden go and we’ve a lot of work in front of us this year.
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  5. I don’t have a proper garden which is a shame but I love always having flowers out and keeping my little balcony somewhere nice to sit x
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  6. Something I need to do is this a my garden looks shocking at the moment hope to get out next weekend and do some work on it.

  7. These are some lovely ideas – I really need to try and get out in the garden and do a few bits soon. x
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  8. I’m waiting until next month to get time to work on my garden, including fixing the fences that got damaged in the last storm.
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  9. Haha currently we tick off NONE of these things! I’m currently trying to convince my other half that astro turf and a new patio will make it far mkre toddler friendly (secretly it’s because there are way too many spiders under the decking) x

  10. Great tips. I really to add flowers to our garden to make it look prettier for the girls.

  11. We have already started, my husband chopped off all of the tops of the conifers last weekend, its amazing how much light they were blocking, unfortunately there was so much he had cut down our compost heap was full to bursting, so he had to have a little bonfire!
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  12. Fab tips! I need to start putting flowers in and I’ve put a table and chairs on our shopping list as I’d like to start sitting outside to blog now that the weather is getting better :) x
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  13. Yes we are. Thanks for inspiring me with this post.
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  14. I live in a flat, so dont have a garden as such, but what we do have is a concrete terrace with pots within which I grow flowers for bee’s x
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  15. My garden needs aserios revamp but I have no clue where to start.
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  16. I don’t have a garden unfortunately so I am really envious of those that do. My mother-in-law has a great garden though, so I love sitting there watching the birds in the Spring and Summer
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  17. We’re making a little garden patch for me at the moment, but our garden is like a jungle and it’s slow progress! Last year we planted sunflowers and sweet pea, we do agree it’s import to have a entertaining space and sit down area xx
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  18. Great post and ironic I’m reading today as with the warmer weather this week I’ve started tidying up my gardens this weekend and mentally planning what I want to do this year. An entertaining / relaxing area is top of the list for me!

  19. I am just about to start on my garden. It needs a good mow and all my garden furniture need a good clean
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  20. I definitely need to clear out our garden a bit before the summer! We love sitting outside, so will definitely use some of these ideas.

  21. I think having somewhere nice to enjoy the garden with friends and family is really important.
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  22. Great list of suggestions. Adding a covered, comfortable seating area brings even more value to a backyard by creating an inviting, relaxing place to hang out. That, and you can show off all your hard work in the garden while entertaining guests.

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