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15 Feb '24
The Secret to a Stunning Spring Garden
The Secret to a Stunning Spring Garden

The Secret to a Stunning Spring Garden

As winter slowly but surely draws to an end, the signs of spring are in the air (even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like it). And with the warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours and fresh growth, it’s time to take advantage and give your garden a bit of a spring facelift.

Of course, it can seem daunting after the winter, with so much to do. But it’s important to remember that nature is on your side, and with some well-placed work, you can help your garden bloom into a stunning spring space.

Below are some top tips for getting your garden into shape over the coming months, looking its best and ready for a (fingers crossed) long and pleasant summer.

Get your beds into shape

The start of the gardening season is the perfect time to get your flower beds and borders looking their best. That means pulling out any dead plants, weeds or other debris that has made its way into your beds during the autumn and winter (remembering to compost any organic matter that you can). It’s also worth giving the soil a good working over to add oxygen and refresh any compacted areas. A good working rule of thumb is to try and add or replace between 10 and 20% of any soil or organic matter with compost or mulch.

Plant some early flowering plants or bulbs

A great way to add some colour and life to your garden is to plant some early flowering plants or bulbs. That means that early in the season your garden will erupt into life, adding colourful blooms to lift the mood and set the tone for the rest of the year. Tulips, daffodils and crocuses are all hardy perennials that will come back year after year with little care or attention. Just remember to choose a spot that gets plenty of sunlight to get the best value for your planting.

Add features

Before your garden enters full bloom and after the worst weather conditions are (hopefully) over for the year, now is the time to add features and focal points to your garden. That could be in the form of feature trees or shrubs, or even more permanent structures such as pergolas, summer houses or water features. Ideally, to make the biggest statement, you should position any feature so it is most visible. Structures such as pergolas can have a huge impact on the look and feel of any garden. As well as enhancing garden aesthetics, the different styles, materials, and their role in providing shade and seating options can completely change the overall ambience of the garden.

The Secret to a Stunning Spring Garden

Keep it varied

The very best gardens are those that feature a variety of different plants, textures and colours. It’s all about creating variety, mixing perennials with annuals, and utilising the ornamental power of plants such as grasses to add height and create a sense of space. Varying the tones, textures and heights of the plants in your garden keeps things interesting, and creates a sense of space.

Lawn care

Here in the UK, we love a lawn. Often, it forms the centrepiece of any garden. However, after a hard winter, your lawn may need some care and attention. The edges may need neatening up and it may need a weed treatment to keep it looking its best. If you’re going all out, you might want to consider relaying some sections with fresh turf. As well as your lawn, hedges may also need some attention. Cut them back so that they can grow and flourish over the summer months.

Unleash your creativity

With any luck, we can get outside and enjoy our gardens this summer. Making the most of your outside spaces should be about creating gardens that we enjoy – a big part of that comes from the satisfaction of knowing we have created something special. Add a new feature such as a pergola, create colour with ambitious planting and utilise plants to their fullest to create a sense of drama in your garden this spring.

Of course, all of the above takes time and effort. But not as much as you might think. The real pleasure of a garden comes from enjoying all the fruits of your labour as they take shape over the spring and summer months. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start turning your garden into a stunning spring paradise. Every little helps, and with a few plants and some well-placed work, a new feature or structure, you really can transform your space.


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