Rejuvenate your garden space for the springtime.

Posted On Friday, 02 June 2023 19:35

Spring is a time of new life and renewal, making it the perfect opportunity to completely restock and re-evaluate your garden space. As the winter ends, your garden may be looking slightly worse for wear, as the unforgiving cold weather can play havoc with any carefully cultivated planting themes. To help with this, in this article, we will guide you through how to rejuvenate your garden space for the springtime. Let’s have a look.

Spring Clean

The start of a new season is always a great time to begin a spring clean. Venture out in your garden to re-evaluate the planting themes and designs that have gone before. What’s been working? What hasn’t? Don’t be too precious about how your garden looked the previous year. 

With the winter leaving your garden barren and near empty, you can better observe where the gaps in your beds or planting themes are, which can inspire you to choose new, interesting flowers or garden ornaments to fill the space. 

New Planting

Save for some tougher, more resilient plants, the winter can is especially harsh on your plants due to the extreme colds and low hours of sunlight. Even as the spring starts, there may be some residual overnight frosts that can stunt the growth or even kill emerging flowers.

Either invest in resilient, hardy plants where the bulbs can withstand these colder temperatures, or simply wait until the soil is slightly warmer before you plant new flowers. We recommend growing tulips, pansies, and daffodils, as their rich, warm colours are the perfect remedy to transform a cold, bleak garden into a welcoming, sunny space.

Cut Back

Pruning is an essential process to ensure both the health of the existing plant, but also to create space for any new planting themes. You can even begin to prune your plants in advance for any dormant, deciduous summer or autumn planting flowers, such as Hibiscus plants or chives. 

Be careful when pruning, and make sure to do the appropriate research as to what you can trim away. You would hate to accidentally remove any flowerheads that have not bloomed yet, or worst case scenario, kill the plant completely.

Adding Colour

Create areas of focus and draw attention by implementing clever colour themes into your garden space. If your horticultural skills are up to it, you can plant entire beds of flowers of matching colours Remember, different colours can convey different moods and atmospheres. Consult a colour wheel to see which colours correspond well together, and pair accordingly based on your initial selections.

Another fantastic, easy way to create an intense pop of colour is to paint your planters fun, engaging colours. Terracotta plant pots can look dull and muddy, and there is nothing stopping you from choosing colours that are far more exciting. Express your individuality by building long, narrow planters for your flowers, and paint it in colours that can stand out against the crowd.

Garden Furniture

One of the easiest ways to populate your garden space is to create outdoor seating areas of furniture, perfect for you to enjoy the spring sunshine. Rattan furniture helps to keep within your garden’s more natural, earth toned aesthetic, and it pairs beautifully with more neutral toned composite decking.

If you do not want to buy new garden furniture, you can simply repurpose existing furniture by repainting it to match or contrast with the colours of your adjacent flower beds or decking themes. This is also a great way to declutter your house if you are performing a similar indoor spring clean. You can recycle any old chairs and tables into garden furniture, or reuse old wooden storage items, like shelves and cupboards, as novelty planters.

To conclude, there is a vast array of tasks you can do to help rejuvenate your garden space for the springtime. Simply cleaning the space and planting new flowers, as well as cutting back the overgrowth from the winter and adding a pop of colour, can breathe a new sense of life into a neglected garden reeling from the effects of the winter. We hope this article has helped to give you some tips and advice to refresh your garden this springtime. Good luck, and happy gardening!

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