Springtime is the ideal season to give your garden a makeover. Spending some time outdoors in the fresh air by getting your lawn and garden ready for the growing season will allow you to enjoy beautiful blooms in the coming months. Here are some expert tips for creating a beautiful spring garden:
Prune and trim. Prune shrubs to remove any dead branches, as well as to shape them up. This will allow you to get rid of any diseased areas, and it will also help to encourage fresh growth as the weather warms up. Trim shrubbery that has become overgrown. You may also find that dead leaves and other debris have gotten caught up in shrubs over the winter, so this is the perfect opportunity to remove them.
Add a water feature. Consider adding attractive features to your garden, such as a water fountain, bird bath, or even a small reflecting pond. Water features create a soothing, relaxing environment, and can enhance the overall look of your property. Whether you want to simply add visual appeal, or are seeking to create a more tranquil outdoor area, a water feature is an excellent addition to make.
Prepare flower beds. Start working on existing flower beds as soon as the weather allows. It can take time to do a thorough weeding, removing weeds from the root, as well as getting rid of other debris that may have landed in the beds over the winter, like twigs, branches, and dead leaves. Rake over the soil gently before spreading a fresh layer of compost.
Create a seating area. Take outdoor furniture out of storage and create a comfortable seating area in or near the garden. If your furniture has seen better days, consider replacing it with new pieces, or simply refinishing the ones that you have. A fresh coat of paint and some colorful cushions can go a long way.
Spring landscaping can be time intensive, but it should also be enjoyable. You may simply need to clean up your existing garden, or you may want to create new flower beds and add more plants for a fresh look. After a long, cold winter, you’ll appreciate the beautiful blooms that will soon be emerging from flower beds and sprouting from shrubs and trees.