Even though it’s still the winter season, this is actually the best time to begin your spring garden. I love watching my Spring garden unfold, it’s a little surprise each week and something popping out in corners of the garden. Unlike a summer garden, you’re limited to what you can plant in the springtime (because what you plant just won’t really stick around in the spring itself). So, if you’re looking to ensure that your garden is filled with colour, like a mini Keukenhof garden, then seriously, you need to jump to it right now! But what actually needs to be done for this?
Well, as the last remnants of winter fade away, gardeners eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, a time when the outdoors bursts into vibrant life. To fully savor the joys of the season ahead and revel in the beauty of your garden, it’s essential to prepare now- it’s not too hard! In fact, if you were already maintaining your garden in the early autumn and winter, it’s only going to be easier. So, with that said, here’s what you need to know!
Is Your Garden Actually Comfortable Enough to Be In?
Ideally, you’ll want to just go ahead and embrace the present moment by transforming your garden into a welcoming oasis where you can unwind and reconnect with nature. How comfortable is your garden? Is it comfortable on a regular basis? On warm and sunny days, do you enjoy sitting out there? If not, it’s best to just start on this step immediately!
It’s basically all about just setting up comfortable seating areas where you can relax and soak in the sights and sounds of the garden. It’s also going to be best to get the perfect awning for your outdoor space so you’ll already have the sun blocked out (most people make the mistake of getting these in the summer months).
Seriously, you want to be immersed in this space; you want to feel like you’re being transformed! It’s also really going to help to just add touches of color with outdoor cushions, throws, and potted plants to create an inviting ambiance. By creating a cosy retreat now, you’ll be ready to bask in the warmth of spring surrounded by the beauty of your outdoor sanctuary.
Why do spring cleaning in the spring? Better yet, do it before spring hits so you can immediately enjoy your garden the moment the crocuses and daffodils come out! Usually, the work isn’t nearly as stressful as the indoors.
For the most part, it’s really about removing dead leaves, branches, and debris that have accumulated over the colder months to reveal the hidden beauty of your garden. Think of it this way: decluttering not only enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor space but also sets the stage for new growth to emerge.
Start Seeds Indoors
Every avid gardener needs to do this! Just go ahead and get a head start on spring by starting seeds indoors for vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Why do this now instead of waiting until spring hits? Well, by starting seeds indoors now, you’ll be rewarded with robust seedlings ready for transplanting into your garden once the weather warms up.