Christmas is behind us and although it is chilly now, we are just starting to see the first glimpses of spring appearing. The days are just that little bit longer and the first spring flowers, the snowdrops are starting to peep up above the ground bringing the good news that spring is indeed on the way!
Looking forward to the warmer months and enjoying the warmer weather is natural at this time of the year, and this means it is a good time to get out in the garden and get any projects done that might be of benefit to you in the summer. That way, come the summer you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Here are a few things that you can do to improve your garden before the warmer months arrive…
Sow Seeds – Although it is cold outside, now is a great time to get seeds started off in a greenhouse or even indoors until the weather warms up. Sow old favourites to add beautiful blooms to your garden, or even try new ones out. Wildflower seeds are also great to sprinkle as they will be good for local wildlife like bees and butterflies.
Plan your Flower Displays – Planning how your garden might look this coming summer is good fun and now is a good time to start planning. Doing this now means that you can get a good idea of what to expect in the coming months. Clear out old pots and get them ready for new plants, and plan what you want in them – a good tip is to have a range of plants that are in flower at different times so you will always have something to look at throughout the summer.
Make Repairs – Winter can really take its toll on your garden and now is a good time to make some repairs if they are needed. Check areas like garden sheds (particularly the roof) as well as fences. You can do your own repairs by getting wood from somewhere like this timber merchants Portsmouth based www.timbco.co.uk which will be much lower in price than getting someone in to do it for you. There are lots of video guides online that will be able to help you with all manner of garden repairs.
Build Decking or a Patio – A patio or decked area is a great place to have if you like entertaining, or even want a place to chill out that is a bit separate from the rest of the garden. It is a good place to put garden furniture, and it can also be used as the place for a barbeque. There are lots of different styles of patios and decking areas, so have a look at some ideas and see what sort of thing might suit your garden.