Putting The Spring In Your Step When It Comes To Your Garden

Right now the last thing on your mind is probably your garden. It is cold and miserable and we are in the full depths of winter. But spring is starting to show signs, we are seeing it in the parks and in the gardens, we are feeling it when it comes to the weather as it feels warmer, and so now is the ideal time to start thinking about your garden and getting it ready for spring. It may not seem like a good idea right now, but tackling the bigger jobs in your garden and getting it ready means that once the weather does change, you can enjoy the outside of your home sooner. Often the jobs that need doing or the things that you can do are much easier to implement in the winter months. If you are hoping to get your garden ready for spring, then here are some of the things that you can consider. 

Clearing the gutters and debris in your garden
One of the big jobs that can be done in the winter and help your garden look better is things like clearing the gutter and any debris in your garden. Autumn and winter means that there are a lot of leaves and branches that will have fallen into your garden, and so clearing this away can instantly make your garden appear tidy and it gives you a blank canvas to work with. The gutters can also get blocked which can cause more problems with your drains, and so it is always going to be worthwhile to get this done sooner rather than later. 

Getting the big jobs done now 
There may be things you want to do in your garden to improve the appearance. This could be landscaping, it could be creating different areas or zones. A new patio or even a decked area, perhaps researching different options like WPC decking or even taking it further and creating an outside dining and kitchen which could be a great way to utilise the garden space all the more in the summer. Other big jobs might include investing in artificial lawn, that gives you more flexibility when it comes to using your garden all year round. However, if you love your lawn then the next point may be of interest to you. 

Giving your lawn some TLC
The lawn could be a huge surface area of your garden, and right now it may not have had much love since last summer or autumn. So now might be the time to take into account what needs to be done. It could do with cutting maybe, having the dues neatened up, and also given some lean feed to help it thrive into time for the spring and summer months to come. 

Taking action with the flowerbeds
Flowers may not be wanting to bloom right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ready to have them sprouting up and creating colour in the garden. The flowerbed,s much like your lawn, will not have had much love or attention for a few months. So it could be a good idea to start weeding them and getting them ready for the spring and summer months. You could also look at adding seeds and bulbs into them to help them bloom in time for the warmer weather. 

Actioning repairs in your garden
During the winter months, the weather can be quite difficult. Bad storms, heavy winds and even snow can cause issues with your garden. It could be damage to your fencing, damage to trees and walls in the garden. So you may want to take the time to get all of these things fixed. They can look quite unsightly, so you will want to make sure that you can enjoy the garden and take care of those repairs now so it is all sorted. Plus doing it now could help your garden look lovely and may inspire you to make other improvements. 

Creating storage in your garden 
Finally, it may be time to start looking at the storage your garden has. It is all well and good doing all of this tidying up now, but it won’t be any good to you if you have nowhere to keep the garden tools, the seats and the table when you don’t need to use them. This is when a garden shed, or even something like a garden box to keep certain things in can help your garden look at its best all year round.