Sometimes getting the garden back into shape for spring can seem like an insurmountable task. One we put off for so long, it becomes impossible for one person to tackle. Soon you’re searching online for gardeners near me and hoping the job isn’t going to empty your bank account.
But refreshing your garden ready for spring shouldn’t be so formidable and with a bit of imagination it can even be fun.
The big garden tidy up
First of all, make a list of garden jobs that need doing. Then tick them off, one by one. Don’t try to do everything at once. If you do one small job and finish it, you’ll feel a greater sense of satisfaction than getting part way through the whole garden and running out of time.
And if your garden still seems too big a job, why not rope in some help from friends, family and neighbors? You might find they say yes if you call it a gardening party and offer free food and drinks in exchange for an hour of their time.
Use paint creatively
Painting fences and sheds will give an instant lift to your backyard or garden. But there are lots more ways to use paint to add color in your yard. If you have ugly concrete slabs on your patio or path, then why not use a masonry paint to stencil a pattern onto the surface? It’s an affordable way to perk up the drabness. Stencil patterns can be bought online, so you don’t even need to make your own.
Add some garden decorations
Getting children out into the garden is always nice, but giving them a few fun projects to get involved with is even better. If you’ve got arty kids, then why not get them involved painting up some plants pots and decorating pebbles? Acrylic paint is ideal for this. But if you’re worried about the mess, then you could use liquid chalk pens for less permanent decorations.
Adding fairy lights, decorative lanterns, pretty bird feeders and weatherproof bunting will add even more cheerful color.
Flowers you enjoy
When you’re adding plants and flowers to the garden, don’t just buy a few pots at random. Buy flowers that you really like to look at, and flowers that smell fragrant. The more you have an emotional attachment to the plants you buy, the more likely you are to want to care for them.