Is your garden looking a bit neglected from the winter months? If you’re looking for ideas to spruce up the backyard, then now’s the time to start thinking about it before the good weather comes along. Whether you want to build the perfect outdoor living area with gardening decking for dining or simply add some color into the area, most gardens could benefit from the following ideas.
First off, it’s likely that you’re garden is going to to need a clean up! All those weeds and dead plants should be pulled out from the ground so you can see the space you have to plant new growth. Similarly, clear any leaves and debris that have collected on ground level over the previous months. If you have any broken fences or garden furniture, then it’s time to either fix them or throw them out.
If you need some inspiration of what to plant, visit your local garden center to find out what they’re selling for this time of the year. It’s easy to add color into the garden so think about inspiring spring garden ideas to enhance different areas. It’s also a good idea to sprinkle the areas with some fertilizer to get the ground ready for growth. While you’re there add feed to your lawn too.
Jazzing up your garden wouldn’t be complete unless you have some visitors to attract into it! In addition to planting varieties that will interest local wildlife, you might want to add a decorative water feature such as a fountain. Not only will it encourage your feathered friends to bathe, drink and spend time in your garden, but will also look great as an elegant centerpiece.
Now you’ve made changes to the rest of your outdoor space, how about some new outdoor lights? Adding different lights to your garden can have contrasting effects depending on the ambiance you’re looking for. If you have an area that’s looking a bit empty, a light can add some extra sparkle. There are plenty of outdoor lighting ideas such as putting fairy lights over a tree or strategically hiding ground lights or garden spotlights amongst your shrubs and plants so that the natural growth can be illuminated.
Giving your garden a spruce up will not only create a beautiful and relaxing space to spend time with family and friends, but after all the effort you put in, it will also be very rewarding.