Spring is nearly here, and the warmer summer months are fast-approaching, so what better time than now to start thinking about ways to upgrade your garden? Spring cleaning has always been the norm for many, but what about spring upgrading? There might be many things around the house that you had wanted to do, but with the winter months dragging, you just couldn’t get started.
Take this time to actually plan on what you would do come spring. To help you make the most of your outdoor space for example, here’s a quick guide with three easy garden upgrade ideas that you might like to try.
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A Fresh Coat of Paint
After the winter weather has taken its toll, a great place to start when refreshing your garden space is with your existing fencing and garden furniture. A fresh coat of paint can sometimes be all you need to make the garden feel invigorated, and can then inspire you to make further changes and improvements.
Looking to invest in new garden furniture to sit out in when the warmer weather comes? Rather than splashing out new stuff right away, think about some creative ways that you might be able to upcycle and revitalise your existing furniture, saving yourself some money in the process. Alternatively, if you’re giving your garden an overhaul entirely, sell on your garden furniture and put the returns straight into your new project.
Switching to an Artificial Lawn
Sick of having to constantly cut and maintain your lawn? Artificial grass is becoming a hugely popular modern solution for those that want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the sun in their garden, with minimal effort and upkeep involved.
With a huge variety of high-quality thicknesses and styles available from suppliers such as Grass Warehouse, it’s easier than ever to make the switch to a fake grass lawn, and with high-quality, durable materials, they’re perfect for family gardens with kids and even pets. Removing the need for use of pesticides and harmful chemicals, they can also make the garden a safer space for family activity.
Planting the Seed
Want to invite some more life into your outdoor space in the coming months, but unsure of where to start? Even the most inexperienced of gardeners – with little time on their hands – can achieve some stunning results and colours with the right preparation. Here are some of the easier plants you can get started with:
– Perennials that clump and can be easily divided – such as geums, astrantia, and hardy geraniums – are perfect for creating a distinctive colour along the edge of your garden.
– Marigolds are a classic go-to flower that can bloom in dry or moist soil, and don’t necessarily require fertiliser to grow, either.
– Sunflowers are of course a popular choice for the warmer weather, and can also be easy to grow when in the right conditions. As the name might suggest, just ensure that you place them in an area with minimal shade and as much sunlight as possible to help them reach their full potential!
If pairing with an artificial grass lawn, dedicated planters or flowerbeds will allow you to easily create a neat and segmented garden, which you can split into sections depending on how you want to organise furniture, allocate space for play and so on.
Other Garden Upgrade Ideas to Try This Spring
Spring is the time for fresh ideas, both for inside and outside the home. You can finally start adding to that simple bookshelf to make it look like a built-in one. It’s also the best time to declutter, and get rid of unwanted items in your home. Reinforce your walls with mold-resistant paints, change the color of your bedroom walls, or have colorful wallpaper added. The sun shines longer in spring so you will have more time to feel like doing stuff at home. Take advantage of that productivity boost and start doing the things you’ve put on hold.