With the arrival of spring, now is the perfect time to spruce up your garden ready for the warmer months ahead. It is also the perfect activity if you are social distancing or self-isolating at home right now. Here are a few ideas of how to get your garden looking spick and span.
Weeding & Pruning
If you want your garden to look neat and tidy ready for the spring, get the elbow grease out and pluck out all of those pesky weeds that have appeared over the winter. And remember to get right down under the roots to ensure they don’t grow back. Now is also a good time to prune back trees, shrubs and plants to allow them to bloom new buds over the coming months.
Potting Plants and Hanging Baskets
One of the easiest ways to lift your garden and add a pop of colour is to place a few potted plants around your patio or hang some flower baskets. Choose plants that will brighten up your outdoor space, or why not add some herbs or strawberries into the mix.
Now is the best time to tend to grassy areas. If you have any bare or thin patches, rake the grass to remove any dead grass or weeds and aim to sow grass seeds and fertilizer in April to make sure your lawn looks verdant and lush ready for the summer.
With all of the storms we’ve had this winter, you’ll likely have a few fallen fences or rickety ones at best. Now is a good time to get them fixed or replaced before flower beds bloom and climbing plants begin to grow. If your fences have survived the turbulent weather (lucky you!), give them a fresh lick of paint or varnish to give your garden a smart and tidy backdrop.
Decking and Patios
If you have a patio or decking area, it might look a bit dingy with the build-up of mould and mildew from the wet and damp weather over the winter months. Wash off the loose dirt with a hose and gently scrub with a gentle cleaning solution of soap and warm water to bring them back to life – you’ll now have a clean space in which to relax come the summer.
Shade and Privacy
The thought of hot afternoons and low evening sunshine may feel like a world away right now, but come the summertime you’ll be glad of some extra shading in your garden. A retractable awning is a great way to provide some respite from the sun, as well as provide some extra privacy. An awning can also add an extra sense of cosiness when relaxing outside, especially in the evening.
Make sure you have somewhere comfortable to sit and enjoy your garden with family and friends as soon as the weather warms up and the sunshine appears. Gather around a large dining table for a summer feast, or snuggle into a hammock or comfy reclining chair with a good book and a glass of wine.
Create a warm and welcoming space in which to relax after dark with atmospheric garden lighting. Drape twinkling fairy lights in bushes and along fences and place solar powered torches along garden paths. If you have an awning, integrated LED spotlights are a great way of illuminating your patio or decking area for alfresco dining.
Find Out More
Now is the perfect time to order an awning to be installed ready for the spring. If you would like to know more about getting an electric awning for your outdoor space, contact our friendly and expert awning sales team – call 02381 290170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.