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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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