While it might not be time to start buying food for a barbeque yet, the end of winter is in sight, and spring will soon be upon us. This means that it will soon be time to enjoy the nice weather in your garden once more. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people, you’ll have stayed inside in the warm for the past few months and won’t have had a second thought about what the wind, rain, and snow is doing outside. Because of this, your garden is probably looking a little worse for wear, meaning that the thought of relaxing in it anytime soon probably seems impossible. However, there is no need to fret. While your garden might not look great right now, there are lots of things that you can do to bring your garden back to life.
How To Bring Your Garden Back To Life
Add Some Light
They say that lighting can really change the way that a room looks, well, the same goes for your garden. Adding some lights to your garden, whether they’re stake lights, string lights, or lanterns, instantly make your garden seem more inviting, especially in the evening. They are also practical, as they help you to get around the garden at night, and are also great for deterring burglars.
There are many wonderful landscaping lights available. Try an internet search on Amazon. These lights from Westinghouse are a wonderful addition that provide 6 low voltage lights for your gardens.
Buy New Furniture
Considering the wind and rain, I’d imagine that your garden furniture has seen better days, especially if you have wooden benches, tables, and chairs. Although you can sometimes fix the damage, you also need to know when to call it quits and just buy new ones. Just remember to apply wood oil to your new set. This helps to protect your furniture, as it provides UV and water resistance.
Consider benches that are designed for standing up to weather like this bench from Keter Eden. It doubles as storage and has a long durability. It also comes in other colors to match your garden decor.
Cut Back Hedges
Although you should have cut back your hedges and trees before winter, to prevent damage to your property, they probably could do with another trim by now. If your hedges and trees are relatively small, this is something that you may be able to do yourself, but for bigger ones, it’s more sensible to hire a professional gardener, as they will have much more experience and the appropriate tools.
Make It Bloom
A great way to add some life to your garden is to literally add some life to your garden, and by this, I mean flowers. Flowers are a great way to add some color to your garden and bring it back from it’s dark and dismal state. Flowers can be purchased in all colors and heights allowing you to create a beautiful area when you need to bring your garden back to life.
Add A Lick Of Paint
A fresh lick of paint is usually a must after a harsh winter, as it can really take its toll on your fences, sheds, and other garden buildings. You could hire a painter to do this for you to make your life easier, but if you have the time, you can easily do the job yourself with a few brushes and some weatherproof paint. Add colors that compliment your style and the other colors used in the garden. Paint is a great way to bring your garden back to life.
Your garden is a great place to spend time socializing when the weather starts to warm up, so make sure it’s ready in time, and get started now.