If you’ve been staring out of the window and looking into your back garden, wondering where to start now that the days are getting longer and the buds are starting to form, you won’t be the only one. This is the time of year when we stop wanting to be huddled up indoors and start to want to get outside. If it’s a little too chilly to actually do that, you can do the next best thing; you can plan out what you want to do to spruce up your garden this year. That way, when you’re ready, you can make a start. Read on to find out what you might want to do to make your garden look gorgeous.
Fix Your Fences
It’s highly likely you don’t even think about your fences. You’ll be more likely to focus on the lawn or the bushes and plants, perhaps the trees, and so on. However, your fences could be letting things down, and no matter what hard work you put into making your garden ready for spring and tidying it all up if your fences look a mess, that work will count for very little.
Take an objective look at your fences and garden gate. If they are looking worse for wear, it’s time to do something about them. You could replace everything, and that would look wonderful and would certainly spruce things up, but if you are on a budget or if they don’t really need replacing, it might be better to simply paint them. This can have just as impressive an effect and will save you money.
Clean Your Pond
If you have a pond, an easy way to spruce up your garden is to clean it out and then maintain it so that the water stays clear and the plants don’t grow wild. This will begin by visiting water-garden.co.uk for some expert advice on the kind of equipment and chemicals you need to do a good job. Once you know what to do, you can set to work.
Although it’s important to put all procedures in place to keep your pond clean and clear, this is not a one-time job. You’ll need to keep checking it, and always remove anything that shouldn’t be in there – rubbish can easily land in the pond, for example (even if you have a net over the top), and this should be taken out straight away.
Have Bee Hotels
One of the best things you can do to spruce up your garden is to install bee hotels. These can be made, or you can buy them online if you prefer. Bees are endangered, and the more we can do to help them, the better. One or two bee hotels in your garden can offer them somewhere to rest if they need to, and that could save a life.
In fact, the more you can do in your garden to help wildlife, the better. Many experts suggest not weeding or even mowing the lawn, but if you prefer your garden to look neat, you can still leave just one corner wild for the insects and wildlife to thrive in.