How To Upgrade Your Garden In Time For Spring

Your garden is one of your home’s biggest assets – whether you’re entertaining friends at a dinner party, setting up an outdoor cinema or simply getting a bit of fresh air. However, it’s often the area of the home to which we pay the least amount of attention – despite the many benefits of gardening. For example: 

  • A well-maintained garden can increase your home’s curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Gardening comes with many health benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Spending more time outdoors is good for your mental and physical health. 
  • Having a nice garden means you can enjoy the hot weather more, or use it as a social space for family gatherings and events.

With that in mind, here are some simple ways in which you can upgrade your garden in time for spring!

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Choose a style

The first step towards creating your dream garden is choosing which style of garden you’d like to create – as this will help you make any other decisions for your outdoor space, such as flowers, pots, and other outdoor decorations. For example, you could create a traditional flower garden or a Japanese rock garden.

Divide your garden into separate areas

In order to maximise your space, you should try to visualise your garden as though it is split into separate sections. For example, you should leave space for a garden seating area, lounging on the grass, alongside space for growing flowers, plants, and maybe even some fruit and veg!

Provide yourself with some shade

Sometimes, you’ll want to spend time outdoors without being underneath the harsh glare of the sun. One way in which you can achieve this goal is by installing blinds and awnings. Not only are they a great way to provide you with some outdoor shelter, but they’re also a stylish and functional addition to any home. It also means you are prepared for all weather conditions, including rain. 

Hang some outdoor lighting

If you are transforming your garden to use it as a place to entertain guests, you should also ensure that it is well-lit – especially if your celebrations will be extending into the night. Whatsmore, the right outdoor lighting can change the atmosphere considerably. For example, fairy lights create a space that feels cosy, intimate and even romantic. 

Start a vegetable patch

While you may already have chosen some stunning plants and flowers to place within your garden, you should also set aside some space for a vegetable patch. This is a great way to make your home more eco-friendly, and can even save you a great deal of money as you’ll no longer have to do all of your shopping at the grocery store. 

Take some time to learn about the craft of gardening

As with any skill, the more time you dedicate to gardening the better you will be. However, if you are approaching these tasks as a beginner, you might want to start by brushing up on some basic gardening skills and advice so that you are able to put your best foot forward. 

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