Gardening Tips For Early Spring
The start of spring is very exciting for keen gardeners as well as those who just simply love the great outdoors – with longer, lighter days to enjoy, now is the time to start making preparations in your outside area to ensure it is blossoming and blooming in the summer months. Now the clocks have turned forward, here are some fun gardening projects to enjoy in early spring.
Plant Your Summer Bulbs
This low-fuss gardening task is great way to be productive outdoors, even when the weather is wet! Plant your beautiful summer flowering bulbs such as freesias, begonias and oriental lilies now to ensure your garden is filled with colourful blooms in a few months time. While these bulbs can be planted in your grass, choosing other planting methods such as a wall mounted flower pot holder means that you can quickly edit and arrange the look of your garden using these portable wall hung flower pots, once the bulbs start to showcase their colourful flowers.
If the weather does turn and those April showers appear while planting your bulbs, keep your home safe from the mud outside with a wall mounted Wellington boot rack!
Spring Clean Your Flower Beds
The cruel winter months can leave flower beds lacking lustre, with an unsightly build up of leaves and other unwanted waste. What better time to give them the attention they deserve and clean them up then at the start of spring? Remove any debris and cut back dead growth, ready for a new season of life and colour!
Now your flower beds are looking smarter, placing some decorative plant stakes is a fantastic way to add interest to your garden while you are waiting for your summery flower to bloom.
Stock Up On Plant Supports
While we’re still gearing up for summer, now is the time to complete those tasks that you know you’ll be too excited to do when the sun in shining! Stock up on plant supports and hoops to ensure that the plants you seed in summer have the guide they need to grow at their best. While you’re waiting for those days to come, these beautiful, structural sculptures make a wonderful, decorative addition to your outdoor area.
There are many different types of plant cages and supports available such as grow through supports, hoops, bows, cages and twists. The support that is right for you will depend on the type of flowers you are using with them.
Prepare To Enjoy!
Finally, spring is the time to start prepping your garden ready for ultimate enjoyment in summer. While your bulbs are blooming and your pots are slowly bursting with colour, why not update your outdoors furniture so you can sit in your garden in style? Simply adorning your seats, benches and loungers with new cushions and covers will give your outdoor seating sets a comfortable update.
What projects are you looking forward to doing, now that spring has arrived?
- Eileen Pegg