As winter time is slowly but surely coming to an end, it is time to estimate the damage to our garden. The ground might have frozen overnight a few times but that does not mean that beautiful flowers will not blossom again this spring. However, you need to give your best to restore your garden’s former glory by assuming a proactive role as early as of March. The sooner you start, the sooner will your garden become an oasis of plant life once more.
A major clean-up
First thing’s first. Before all, you need to make sure that the garden is clear. Yes, the show long ago melted away and although it cleaned the garden to some extent, it actually left a lot of debris on the found. You are going to need a rake a plastic bag to collect all this debris and to polish all the surfaces near the house, like the garden shed and the window sill.
Tidying the patio
Since most of the surface of your garden is made out of dirt, the patio area that is usually paved needs to be cleaned differently. First you sweep it and then you apply a cleaning solution, just like you would do with kitchen floors. Also, be sure to check if the caulk between the tiles is in good order and fill in any holes that the hard winter had left.
Introducing candles at night
Instead of expensive outdoor lamp posts that require holes to be dug up all around the garden, you can simply hang candles from metal and glass holders. The air temperature is only going to get warmer, so it will soon be possible to spend the nights outside. There is hardly any romance in electric light, so candles are excellent atmosphere makers.
The edges of paths
You are likely to have at the very least one paths winding through your garden. Regardless of its material, whether it is concrete or cobblestone, its edges must have become worn out during the last cold spell. This means that you have to engage in some masonry to lay bricks that will form a new edge of the path. These bricks can have a layer of waterproof concrete to help them last longer and protect the path from wearing itself away.
A green wall
If your garden has a lot of wall surfaces, then you need to restore them to their previous state. One way to go is simply painting them, but this will only cover the problem, literally. A much better and environmentally friendly solution this spring is to create a green wall. It would consist of climbers and vines of different colors that will ensure privacy and a neat backdrop for your garden. The wall of the house can be adorned with plants as well, as hanging plants are a great solution that will make your house appear greener.
Adding a water feature
If you have a tap in the garden and a drain, then you got yourself a river! Well, not a real river, but rather a stream that could spring from a stone fountain that can be purchased ready-made from any DIY store. By creating a water feature of this sort, you will truly change the appearance of the whole garden this spring. Visitors to the garden will not be able to recognize it and they will immediately fall in love with the sound of running water.
Repairing the lawn
Like all ground level surfaces, the lawn has probably taken a beating and now it is all brownish and yellowish. There is no need to worry, as its luscious color green can be restored. You will need to buy some turf at a garden center and carefully place it inside a shallow hole that you have previously dug out. As the weather gets better and with plenty of watering, the lawn will soon start to come alive again.
Throw in a new bench
Apart from the garden set that is probably located in the patio area, your garden could benefit from a new bench. Alternatives are always welcome and seating is no different. It is always good to have two places from which you can enjoy the view, so take care of the position of the new bench. It should ideally face south to get the most sunshine.
Also, if you want to enjoy your garden and to protect yourself from those strong sunrays, the smartest thing to do is to create the charming retractable roof system in it.
A splash of paint
Painting the entire house would be far too costly but you could paint a limited number of surfaces inside the garden. For instance, the shed could use a new layer of a bright color that will make it stand out from the greenery. Blue is just our suggestion, as you can choose any hue you like. The fence can also benefit from a new shade and individual pickets could be painted differently to add to the colorfulness of the whole space.
The list of additional things you could introduce inside your garden this spring is far too long for this text. However, once you apply these 9 simple fixes, you will discover many more to add to your garden space each new spring.