6 Ways You Can Improve Your Garden's Look this Spring

May 28, 2018

Spring is here, and with it comes a new chance to impress your friends, visitors and neighbors with your garden. However, instead of just resting on your laurels and simply reviving your garden, why not take this time to reinvent your pride and joy? This will not only earn you more appreciative stares and admiring glances, it can also make your garden healthier. That said, here are some of the ways you can improve your garden’s appearance this spring.
  1. Install a water feature. When it comes to giving your garden a brand new lease on life— especially after a long and arduous winter—nothing ever comes close to the restorative and transformative effect that installing a brand new water feature can bring. Aside from becoming a perfect centerpiece for your new plants and flowers, it also helps in purifying and humidifying the air in your garden and improving the overall atmosphere around your home. Water features come in many different styles and models, too, so you’re sure to find one that works for you and your budget.
  2. Clear out your plants from last season. Depending on which state you’re in and how cold your winters get, there’s a good chance that not many of your plants from last season survived the cold. As soon as the snow and ice melt, make time to immediately clear out all your dead seasonal plants and add it to your compost heap. This will provide your garden soil with all the nutrients it needs to help your new spring season plants flourish beautifully, so make sure to render it all into mulch.
  3. Check your lawn’s health. One of the most important and most visible elements of a garden is its lawn, so be sure to give that a thorough once-over. If it seems to be covered in moss or infested with weeds, then you may have to start over and turf or seed a new lawn from scratch. If your lawn seems to be clear of any moss, then cut it regularly with the blades starting out high, lowering the cut a little bit each time you mow to gradually reduce the length. Give it a good raking as well, to help further oxygenate the soil as well as to remove thatch.Or better still invest in artificial grass and take out the hassle of having to continually look after your lawn.
  4. Add some color. Spring is also all about color, just as much as summer is, so get some color into your garden to bring it to life. Growing some flowers is a start, and so is using brightly-colored pots and hanging baskets. If you have garden furniture that you’re not averse to painting or modifying, grab a couple of paintbrushes and make a project out of giving them a fresh coat of bright colorful paint. Every little splash of color helps.
  5. Grow some fruit. Yet another way to give your garden a new lease on life for spring is to turn it into a fruit-bearing orchard. Apples, pears, and oranges are easy to grow at home and can be bought in pre-grown shapes that should be friendly to gardens with a premium on space.
  6. Weed regularly. Weeds and other invasive plants tend to get really active during the springtime, and could easily take over your garden and choke your new plants if left unchecked. Regularly inspect your lawn and garden for any new growths, and be ready to pull them out as soon as you find them – roots and all. While it may be tempting to also reach for the weed killer in this juncture, make sure to exhaust all plant-friendly options first.
Don’t let your garden’s true potential remain buried in the winter snow. By following these tips and with a bit of honest elbow grease, you can easily revitalize your garden, beautify your neighborhood, and create a pleasing visual testament to your hard work and dedication.
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